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DNA Bibliography

Our DNA bibliography contains information on books specifically pertaining to DNA as used in genealogy. Some of these books can be accessed online while others may require a library visit. But you can discover the content and availability of these resources right now in our bibliography.

The Family Tree Guide to DNA
Testing and Genetic Genealogy

Author: Blaine T. Bettinger

Publisher: Family Tree Books, 2019
ISBN-13: 9781440300578

Unlock the family secrets in your DNA!

Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most cutting edge tool available. This plain-English guide (newly updated and expanded to include th latest DNA developments) will teach you what DNA tests are available; the pros and cons of the major testing companies; and how to choose the right test to answer your specific genealogy questions. And once you've taken a DNA test, this guide will help you use your often-overwhelming results, with tips for understanding ethnicity estimates, navigating suggested cousin matches, and using third-party tools like GEDmatch to further analyze your data.

The book features:

  • Colorful diagrams and expert definitions that explain key DNA terms and concepts such as haplogroups and DNA inheritance patterns
  • Detailed guides to each of the major kinds of DNA tests and tips for selecting the DNA test that can best help you solve your family mysteries, with case studies showing how each can be useful
  • Information about third-party tools you can use to more thoroughly analyze your test results once you've received them
  • Test comparison guides and research forms to help you select the most appropriate DNA test and organize your results
  • Insights into how adoptees and others who know little about their ancestry can benefit from DNA testing

Whether you've just heard of DNA testing or you've tested at all three major companies, this guide will give you the tools you need to unpuzzle your DNA and discover what it can tell you about your family tree.

Who We Are and How We Got Here:
Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past

Author: David Reich

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1101870327, ISBN-10: 110187032X

See also: NYT Magazine, Jan 17, 2019: Is Ancient DNA Research Revealing New Truths - or Falling into Old Traps?

The Invisible History of the Human Race:
How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures

Author: Christine Kenneally

Viking, 9 Oct 2014
ISBN: 0670025550, ISBN13: 9780670025558

The Origins of the British:
A Genetic Detective Story

Author: Stephen Oppenheimer

Carroll & Graf, 2006
ISBN: 0786718900, ISBN13: 978-0786718900

Neanderthal Man:
In Search of Lost Genomes

Author: Svante Pääbo

Basic Books, 2014, Feb 11, 2014
ISBN: 0465080685, 9780465080687

The Journey of Man:
A Genetic Odyssey

Author: Spencer Wells

Princeton University Press, 12 Jan 2003
ISBN: 0670025550, ISBN13: 978-0691115320