262 pages, b/w illustrations
Finally, in the rapidly evolving field of genetic genealogy an up-to-date resource is here! Genetic Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond provides genealogists with the knowledge and confidence to use DNA testing for family research. The book guides genealogists in understanding various tests and determining what DNA segments came from which ancestor.
Genetic Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond explains how DNA testing helps when written records stop and discusses how testing proves or disprove oral family history. Learn which tests help adoptees; understand why you resemble your relatives and how testing can connect you with cousins you never knew. Discover how to encourage potential cousins to test and learn guidelines for becoming a project administrator, genetic genealogy speaker or facilitator for your genealogical society's DNA interest group.
Genetic Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond helps experienced and fledgling researchers become genetic genealogists able to use DNA testing to resolve genealogical roadblocks.
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Emily Aulicino, a genealogist who has researched her lineage both nationally and internationally since 1970, is the Northwest speaker and regional coordinator of the International Society of Genealogy (I.S.O.G.G.). Aulicino manages 13 DNA projects and a surname study at the Guild of One Name Studies (G.O.O.N.S.). She has given presentations on genetic genealogy and has been a guest speaker for a large variety of audiences, including: Family Tree DNA's International Conference; Southern California Genealogical Society's DNA Day at Jamboree; a DNA surname project conference in Virginia; the All Cultural Society of Ireland, a Jewish Genealogical Society, the West Coast Summit on African-American Genealogy, the Left Coast Eisteddfod, and various genealogical and lineage societies. She also created a DNA interest group at her genealogical society where she teaches several times a year. Aulicino's blogs on genetic genealogy and writing have received numerous awards. She has been interviewed about her genetic genealogy work for television and for various newspapers. Aulicino's article on "DNA Testing? Solving Mysteries and Uniting Families" appeared in Irish Roots (Dublin, Ireland). Aulicino was selected to preview National Geographic's Geno 2.0 test and to participate in an autosomal research study that is exploring the reasons for the significant difference in match probabilities between Jewish and non-Jewish populations. Among Aulicino's published works are a family history, a handbook for writing family and childhood memories. Emily Aulicino remains current in her knowledge of genetic genealogy and in the latest techniques for exploring genealogy by attending yearly conferences and continuing family research. Aulicino assists Family Tree DNA at the Who Do You Think You Are? Live conference annually by explaining how DNA testing helps genealogists, what tests can assist researchers and in collecting DNA samples.