Announcing “Genetic Genealogy in Practice” – A New Book Providing Genealogists with the Skills to Understand and Apply DNA

GGPEDIT: See Debbie’s post here: “New Book Coming Soon: Genetic Genealogy in Practice” with lots more detail!

May 3, 2016 – Genetic genealogy educators and bloggers Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D., JD, and Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL, announce Genetic Genealogy in Practice, the newest book in the National Genealogical Society’s Special Topic Series. GGP will be available for purchase in mid-summer 2016.

Genetic Genealogy in Practice is directed to genealogists of all levels, from beginner to intermediate to advanced. For the very first time, GGP offers hands-on exercises in areas of Y-DNA, mtDNA, X-DNA, atDNA, the Genealogical Proof Standard, ethics, and more. Genealogists can test their understanding and expertise in each of these subject areas via 75+ hands-on exercises, and will receive immediate feedback from an answer key that provides detailed explanations for every exercise.

With GGP, genealogists will finally be able gauge their understanding of DNA and how it can be applied to genealogical research. Through the exercises provided in GGP, genealogists will not only identify weak spots in their genetic genealogy education and experience, but will be able to strengthen those weak spots with hands-on experience.

Why is Genetic Genealogy Education Important?

There is no question that DNA evidence is increasingly important to genealogists at all levels. Just as census records, probate records, and tax records must be consulted when they are available and can shed light on a genealogical question, DNA evidence must be obtained and used when it is available and can provide information regarding a genealogical question. For example, since misattributed parentage occurs at an appreciable rate, DNA evidence is increasingly necessary to confirm even the most documented and researched pedigrees. DNA evidence can also help examine some genealogical questions that appear nearly hopeless with traditional genealogical research. GGP provides genealogists with the information and skills necessary to obtain, analyze, and apply that DNA evidence.

Stay tuned for more information about Genetic Genealogy in Practice!

For More Information

For more about GGP, see “COMING SOON from NGS — Genetic Genealogy in Practice #NGS2016GEN” from the National Genealogical Society.

17 Responses

  1. Jane Werthmann 3 May 2016 / 10:08 am

    when can I order it?

    • Blaine Bettinger 3 May 2016 / 10:49 am

      Jane – unfortunately you can’t pre-order it as of today (3 May 2016), but I’ll announce it here as soon as you can. Thank you for your interest in the book!

  2. Bonnie Belza 3 May 2016 / 11:45 am

    Gotta add this to my Amazon Wish List!

  3. Nancy Schlegel 3 May 2016 / 2:58 pm

    SUPER!! — was just thinking during the Excelsior webinar that what I’d really REALLY love next, more than a class (having done GRIP class last summer with you & Debbie), was a workbook… and VOILA! – here you two have been off developing already! thanks so much ?

    (…now I’m thinking, when working through workbook when available, next need might be a consulting service? — if/when readers have unusual results trying to use… if you two busy people have any time left in your respective days!)

  4. Ronald Montague 4 May 2016 / 6:17 am

    I MUST have this … let me know when it is on the market!!

  5. Jane 4 May 2016 / 1:12 pm

    A book I think I must have!

  6. Paul Shapiro 8 May 2016 / 12:12 pm

    I am looking forward to this book. Should be a great training guide and resource for amateur genetic genealogists like myself.

  7. Rob Stieglitz 18 August 2016 / 4:35 pm

    Any word on when it will be available?

  8. Cathy D 15 September 2016 / 9:35 pm

    Delighted to see today that it’s finally available! Just ordered it, and got your other book “The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy” from Amazon. Looking forward to new resources, and a chance to continue to learn! THANK YOU for taking the time to share your knowledge in this blog and these new books.

  9. Mesa Foard 2 December 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Hi! I’m looking for a link on your site to purchase your book. So excited as a launching pro to read it. Would like to use your link if available. It not, where do you recommend purchasing it? Thanks!

  10. Linda Eaton 4 January 2017 / 9:27 pm

    How do I pre-order or be sure I am notified when this one is available?

  11. Carole Mason 11 February 2018 / 8:08 am

    Hello Blaine – I’m in the UK – This looks like the book I need! As far as I can see, I can only get it on Kindle or by ordering from the States. I don’t want to read it as an e-book, but before I put in an overseas order I thought I would check – are there any plans to publish it in the UK?

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