Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies

Debbie Parker Wayne, editor

    Published March 2019

First Place Winner in the 2019 Texas State Genealogical Society Writing Awards, Reference Books by a Professional category

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Debbie Parker Wayne, ed., Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies (Cushing, Tex.: Wayne Research, 2019).

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Wayne, Debbie Parker, ed. Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies. Cushing, Tex.: Wayne Research, 2019.

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More researchers than ever are using DNA for genealogy and adoption research. There are many books on this subject, but only Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies works through actual cases showing how to use advanced analysis techniques and genealogy standards to get results.

Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies will help intermediate researchers move up to the next level and advanced researchers apply the new DNA standards and write about DNA. This new book offers an in-home course in advanced genetic genealogy. It includes about 400 pages, 136 images, most in full-color, and dozens of tables demonstrating analysis techniques, tracking of DNA information, and writing about DNA. Each of the fourteen chapters was written by a professional genealogist with DNA experience.

Eight chapters study real families (some using anonymized identities), including methods, tools, and techniques.

Three middle chapters cover genealogy standards as they relate to DNA and documentary evidence. Three concluding chapters deal with ethics, emotions, and the future.
An extensive glossary, list of recommended resources, and index are included.

Editor Debbie Parker Wayne coauthored with Blaine T. Bettinger the award-winning DNA workbook that covers the basics for beginners, Genetic Genealogy in Practice (GGiP). GGiP provides real genealogical problems that researchers can practice on at their own pace. After mastering the basics, the knowledge can immediately be applied to your own family history project.

That basic knowledge learned from Genetic Genealogy in Practice can now be extended with the cases and techniques covered in Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies.

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Researchers may also be interested in Debbie's quick reference for DNA terminology.

Wayne, Debbie Parker. Practical Genetic Genealogy Abbreviations and Terms Quick Reference. Laminated guide. Cushing, Tex: Wayne Research, 2019. ISBN 978-1-7336949-2-6. The quick reference guide is available from Books and Things ( priced with shipping included. For more info on the guide see