Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies
Debbie Parker Wayne, editor
Published March 2019
Reference note citation:
First Place Winner in the
2019 Texas State Genealogical Society Writing Awards,
Reference Books by a Professional category
Debbie Parker Wayne, ed., Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies (Cushing, Tex.: Wayne Research, 2019).
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.
- Jim Bartlett, Lessons Learned from Triangulating a Genome
- Blaine T. Bettinger, Visual Phasing Methodology and Techniques
- Kathryn J. Johnston, X-DNA Techniques and Limitations
- James M. Owston, Y-DNA Analysis for a Family Study
- Melissa A. Johnson, Unknown and Misattributed Parentage Research
- Kimberly T. Powell, The Challenge of Endogamy and Pedigree Collapse
- Debbie Parker Wayne, Parker Study: Combining atDNA & Y-DNA
- Ann Turner, Would You Like Your Data Raw or Cooked?
- Karen Stanbary, Drowning in DNA? The Genealogical Proof Standard Tosses a Lifeline
- Patricia Lee Hobbs, Correlating Documentary and DNA Evidence to Identify an Unknown Ancestor
- Thomas W. Jones, Writing about, Documenting, and Publishing DNA Test Results
- Judy G. Russell, Ethical Underpinnings of Genetic Genealogy
- Michael D. Lacopo, Uncovering Family Secrets: The Human Side of DNA Testing
- Debbie Kennett, The Promise and Limitations of Genetic Genealogy
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.
Comments from readers include
- Ann Raymont: Have you incorporated DNA in your genealogy toolkit? Advanced Genetic Genealogy is the book you've been waiting for! It delivers answers to questions you didn't know you had, in illuminating detail. Invaluable for anyone wanting to make the most of DNA in their research.
- Janis Walker Gilmore: Bravo! A much-needed entry into the field. As an "intermediate" DNA-user, I learned a good bit and was reminded of things that had dropped out of my routine. This is a reference work with topical chapters-easy to consult one chapter when it is particularly relevant to something I am doing. Definitely not an entry-level book, but written with clarity in mind.
- Susan E. Ball, "Book Review: Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies," Stirpes 58 (June 2019):39.
- Meryl Schumacker, CG, "Book Review: Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies," Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, XXXIV (December 2019): 44–45.
- Julie Cahill Tarr, "Reviews: Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies," Federation of Genealogical Societies Forum, 31 (Fall 2019): 58–59.
- Susan E. Ball, "Book Review: Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies," Stirpes, Journal of the Texas State Genealogical Society, 58 (June 2019): 39.
- Karen Cummings, "Review – Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies,"
Genealogical Ponderings: the Professional Family History Blog, 1 July 2019
https://www.professionalfamilyhistory.co.uk/blog/2019/07/review-advanced-genetic-genealogy-techniques-and-case-studies/ - "The clue is in the title, this is most certainly not a book for beginners (you won’t find explanation of the types of DNA test or how to find your matches here). This is a veritable text book on genetic genealogy, not one to throw into your bag for the coffee shop but, oh my, what a fantastic read." Karen offers more of her opinion on different chapters in the linked review.
- Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, May 2019
- included as a resource in Debbie Cruwys Kennett's article on atDNA testing and an image from Kennett's Twitter feed with the book cover is included in a second article on blogs
- Darci Hind Posz, Kickin' it with Genealogy, 28 April 2019
(no longer online) - reviews her favorite points in several chapters
- Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter (EOGN), 26 April 2019
(no longer online)- Bobbi King says, "if you’re serious about DNA analysis and credibility, then you can’t work without it."
- LostCousins newsletter, 25 April 2019
https://www.lostcousins.com/newsletters2/lateapr19news.htm - Peter Calver describes some of his favorite chapters and says the book "tells the reader almost everything he or she needs to know about using DNA for genealogical purposes."
- Louis Kessler, Behold Genealogy
https://www.beholdgenealogy.com/blog/?p=2989 - Louis describes what he likes about each chapter after an initial look at the book.
https://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Genetic-Genealogy-Techniques-Studies/dp/1733694900/#customerReviews - There are multiple reviews from Amazon readers.
Page 44, the last sentence should read:
Accordingly, the green color is the maternal grandfather and the dark blue color is the maternal grandmother.
- Page 95, second paragraph, last sentence, "1788 to 1781" should read "1778 to 1781."
- Page 240, table 9.8, the row headed as "Robert M." should read "Robert S."
- Page 336, last paragraph, middle of paragraph, sentence should read "They never have the right to force a relationship with the person they identify."
Error exists in first printing; corrected in second printing in June 2019 (as marked on copyright page of the book) and in the Kindle version. Some print books are in the sales pipeline so there will be a time lag before the updated print version will be shipped to readers.
Glossary, page 361, corrected definition for
centimorgan (cM): A logical measure of genetic distance; the distance between two points on a chromosome for which there is a 1% chance of crossover separation (recombination event) in a single generation. The cM is a common method for describing (or “measuring”) a DNA segment.
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 (https://www.mygenealogybooks.com/) priced with shipping included. For more info on the guide see https://debsdelvings.blogspot.com/2019/05/genetic-genealogy-abbreviations-and.html