A lot of people write me to ask me questions about genetic genealogy, and a few have asked if there are any books on the subject that might help them learn more about it.Â I thought I should provide a list of great reading material to help someone who might not have time to ask (but keep the questions coming!).
Great beginner books which are specifically about genealogy and DNA:
Trace Your Roots with DNA: Use Your DNA to Complete Your Family Tree by Megan Smolenyak and Ann Turner (Published October 7, 2004):
The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry by Bryan Sykes (Published July 9, 2001):
How to Interpret Your DNA Test Results for Family History & Ancestry: Scientists Speak Out on Genealogy Joining Genetics by Anne Hart (Published December 2002):
How to DNA Test Our Family Relationships by Terrence Carmichael and Alexander Kuklin (Published December 1, 2000):
DNA & Genealogy by Colleen Fitzpatrick, Ph.D. (Published November 30, 2005):
Genetic Genealogy DNA Testing Dictionary by Charles F. Kerchner, Jr., P.E., available at http://www.kerchner.com/books/ggdictionary.htm.
The more scientific books:
Forensic DNA Typing, Second Edition: Biology, Technology, and Genetics of STR Markers by John M. Butler (Published Feb 22, 2005):
Forensic Genealogy by Colleen, Ph.D. Fitzpatrick (Published June 30, 2005):
Beyond Genetics: The User’s Guide to DNA by Glenn Mcgee (Published November 9, 2004):
Reflections of Our Past: How Human History is Revealed in Our Genes by John H. Relethford (Published May 6, 2003):
Adam’s Curse: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Destiny by Bryan Sykes (Published May 2005):
Deep Ancestry: Inside the Genographic Project by Spencer Wells (Published November 21, 2006):
The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey by Spencer Wells (Published February 17, 2004):
Unlocking Your Genetic History: A Step-by-Step Guide to Discovering Your Family’s Medical and Genetic Heritage (National Geneological Society Guide, 6) by Thomas H. Shawker (Published August 11, 2004):
The Origins of the British: A Genetic Detective Story by Stephen Oppenheimer (Published October 2006):
Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of
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