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Genetic Genealogy in Practice

The first workbook on genetic genealogy.

Order your copy of Genetic Genealogy in Practice—the handbook family historians have been waiting for to give them practical, easy to understand information as they begin to explore genetic genealogy.

Genetic Genealogy in Practice offers an up-to-date account for the testing and application of Y-DNA, X-DNA, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), and autosomal DNA (atDNA) to reach and support genealogical conclusions. It was created in an educational format that allows hands-on practice and instantaneous feedback using the answer key. Each chapter includes exercises that involve the reader in applying the concepts presented to clarify their understanding of the material. Written by Blaine T. Bettinger, PhD, JD, and Debbie Parker Wayne, CGSM, CGLSM, the book is the first genetic genealogy workbook.

About the Authors

Blaine Bettinger, PhD (Biochemistry), JD, is an intellectual property attorney in Syracuse, New York. Since 2007 he has authored The Genetic Genealogist, one of the longest-running blogs dedicated to personal genetics. He is also the administrator of the Bettinger Surname Project and co-administrator of the R1b-L1/S26 Y-DNA Haplogroup Project. His interviews on genealogical and personal genomics topics have been quoted in Newsweek, New Scientist, and Wired. Blaine is a genealogy educator and participates in genetic genealogy courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research, Family Tree University, and Excelsior College. He is a trustee of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, co-chair of the Genetic Genealogy Standards committee, and organizer of the Shared cM Project, a crowdsourced project examining the associations between genetic data and genealogical relationships.

Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL, is a professional genealogist experienced in using DNA analysis as well as more traditional techniques for genealogical research. Her research focuses on client projects and her own family history and includes Y-DNA, mtDNA, X-DNA, and atDNA studies, plus geographically specialized work on Texas, the Southwest, and Southern U.S. Debbie's research for several genealogical television series includes Canada's Ancestors in the Attic, the PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr., and The Learning Channel's Who Do You Think You Are? Debbie is a Trustee for the BCG® Education Fund and the DNA Project Chair for the Texas State Genealogical Society. She is an award-winning author who writes columns on using DNA analysis for genealogical research in NGS Magazine (since August 2013), and in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (March 2014 through March 2015 issues).

Ordering Information

Genetic Genealogy in Practice is available in print, in the NGS store, and as a Kindle e-book.

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