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Blog post from Friday, 2 May, 2014

DNA for genealogists/ by Kerry Farmer (2nd edition)

DNA for genealogists is an introductory guide to DNA testing and it’s potential uses in family history research. The introduction explains DNA and a glossary of terms helps grapple with the scientific jargon associated with genetics.

Chapters explore the process of DNA testing including interpreting DNA test results; the purpose of DNA testing (for example testing family trees for accuracy, identifying illegitimate ancestors, locating ancient migrations of ancestors etc.); as well as common objections such as privacy concerns.

Appendices include lists of reputable commercial DNA testing companies, free DNA databases as well as recommended websites and reference books for further reading.

This title from genealogy publisher Unlock the Past is part of the Family History Collection on Lower Ground 2, State Reference Library.