New Arrivals    Books    Archival Products   Charts   Printing & Binding   Newsletters   Events   Contact Us  

Popular Categories

   Australia & New Zealand
   British Home Children
      - Acadie, Acadian
      - New Brunswick
      - Newfoundland & Lab.
      - Nova Scotia
      - Ontario
      - Prince Edward Island
      - Quebec
      - Western Canada
      - First Nations, Metis
      - Military - Before 1920
      - Loyalists / UEL
      - Pioneers' Stories
      - Genealogy How-To
   England & Wales
   Ireland & Northern Ireland
   United States
      - American Revolution
   more countries...
   Genealogy How-To

   Archival & Acid-Free
   Conservation How-To

   Charts, Forms
   Gift Certificates

Popular Authors

   Thomas MacEntee
   Paul Milner
   Chris Paton
   Ron W. Shaw
   Gavin K. Watt

Popular Publishers

   Global Heritage Press
   Institute of Jesuit Studies
   MacDonald Research
   OGS - Ottawa Branch
   Unlock The Past

Search our store by topic, author, word or phrase:

General Genealogy / Family Tree
How-to Books & Resources

NOTE: Research Guides for Specific Countries
listed elsewhere by country

More General Genealogy How-To | Products Listed by Topic & Location

BOOK - DNA for Genealogists - Third Edition
By K. Farmer
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2015
This edition printed and bound in Canada by, Ottawa, 2015

Softcover...16.50 (C$)

As well as providing information about ourselves, DNA testing allows us to find others who share our ancestors, and also confirm or challenge apparently known relationships. Such tests can provide evidence of relationship even when no documents exist. Previously available only to medical and law-enforcement professionals, commercial testing companies now make genetic testing directly available to anyone who is interested.

DNA testing will not replace the more familiar genealogical research techniques of gathering oral and documentary evidence and compiling family trees. Instead it offers entirely new research tools - more information to augment the documents and oral histories - as well as a way of testing family trees, to see if conclusions drawn are confirmed by this new evidence. This book shows you how you can use DNA to harness this exciting new range of genealogical tools.

The amount of scientific jargon associated with genetics can be intimidating. This publication provides a contextual understanding of DNA suitable for genealogists and discusses the currently available tests that are likely to be of interest to family historians, especially those wanting to prove (or disprove) compiled family trees, the connect 'new' relatives by means of inherited genetic material and to draw conclusions about where we fit into the greater human family.

  • Table of figures
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • About DNA
    • Double Helix
    • Chromosomes
    • Mutations
    • SNP (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism)
    • STR (Short Tandem Repeat)
    • Genetic Similarity
    • Sex Chromosomes
    • Dominant / Recessive
    • Autosomal DNA
    • Mitochonrial DNA (mtDNA)
  • The Process
  • Interpreting DNA Test Results
    • Y-chromosome test results
    • X-chromosome DNA test
    • Mitochondrial DNA test results
    • Autosomal DNA test results
  • Why have DNA tested?
    • Surname studies
    • Regional studies (or clan or caste studies)
    • Bridging the documentary gap
    • Test family trees
    • Identifying illegitimate ancestor
    • Lodging DNA for future reference
    • Understanding ancient human migrations
  • Objections to DNA testing
    • DNA is not unique
    • Tests are expensive
    • Privacy concerns
    • Ethnic identity
    • Flaws in long-accepted lineages
    • Insurance risk
    • Media hype
    • Not all lines are tested
    • Unlikely to find a close relative
  • Commercial DNA Testing Companies
    • Which company?
    • Which tests?
    • Family Tree DNA (FTDNA)
    • 23andMe
    • AncestryDNA
    • BritainsDNA
    • GeneBase
    • Geneographic Project
    • Oxford Ancestors
  • Glossary
  • Appendix 1. Testing companies
  • Appendix 2. Free DNA databases
  • Appendix 3. Websites for further reading
  • Appendix 4. Reference books
  • Index
Paperback: 52 pages
Product Dimensions: 5 x 8"
Softcover - staple-bound on spine
Illustrations (colour)
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2015
This edition printed and bound in Canada by, Ottawa, 2015
ISBN 9781925323108

More resources from Global Genealogy:

History & Genealogy Books...
History and genealogy books, maps, CDs from a wide selection of publishers, including Global Heritage Press. Browse resources listed by country, location or topic.

Document & Artifact Preservation Products
Acid-free storage and display products to preserve and safely store your family heirloom documents and artifacts.

Printing & Binding Solutions
You've done the research, written the stories, gathered the photos and illustrations, and put them all together... Now let produce a finished book you will be proud to call your own.

Family Tree Charts & Census Forms
Poster-size blank family tree charts, plus a variety of free blank letter-size charts and census forms Inc. 1992-2017
Sign up for our free newsletter!   |   Unsubscribe from our newsletter

History & Master Roll
Jessup's Loyal Rangers

Loyalists - American Revolution