10 February 2007

Genetic Genealogy Websites

Below is a list of Links that may be helpful to you.

Charles Kerchner's Webpage
This is a wonderful tutorial and array of information on Genetic Genealogy, including book recommendation.

Family Tree DNA Tutorial
This contains a large variety of information on testing.

Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak's website with many resources. It also lists surname projects from several testing companies.

Dave Dorsey's Website
This site shows how DNA you take your DNA sample for testing

Revised Cambridge Reference Sequence
This is the 16,568 markers for mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)

Family of Women
The site has many mtDNAHaplogroup projects and information on them.

Cyndi’s List for DNA
Various links to a wide range of DNA sources

World Families Network
Many wonderful resources

International Society of Genetic Genealogist (ISOGG)


Email list of Newbies -- anyone interested in Genetic Genealogy can join and ask any question on the email list.
Email list for Administrators with many links and files to help them.

(Join ISOGG today. There is no cost. Tell them you learned of it from Emily's Blog.)

Email me with any questions....


05 February 2007

DNA Book Lists

The following are a few of the books I recommend

Family History In the Genes
Chris Pomery, Richmond, Surrey, UK, 2007

Trace Your Roots With DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree
Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak and Ann Turner, Rodale, 2004

Forensic Genealogy
Colleen Fitzpatrick, Phd
Rice Book Press, Fountain Valley, CA, 2005

DNA & Genealogy
Colleen Fitzpatrick & Andrew Yeiser
Rice Book Press, Fountain Valley, CA 2005

The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey
Spencer Wells
Princeton University Press, 2002
Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2003

The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science that Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry
Bryan Sykes
W.W. Norton and Co, 2001

The Real Eve: Modern Man’s Journey Out of Africa
Stephen Oppenheimer
Carroll and Graf Publishers, 2004

Out of Eden
Stephen Oppenheimer
Constable and Robinson, 2004

DNA for Family Historians
Allan Savin
Federation of Family History Societies Publications, 2000

The Great Human Diasporas: The History of Diversity and Evolution
Luigi Luca and Francesco Cavalli-Sforza
Perseus Book Publishing, 1995

Mapping Human History: Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins
Steve Olson

DNA: The Secret of Life
James D. Watson and Andrew Berry

Genetic Genealogy DNA Testing Dictionary
Charles F. Kerchner, Jr.
C. F. Kerchner and Associates, Inc., 2004

Unlocking Your Genetic History
(An NGS Guide)
Step by Step Guide to Discovering Your
Family’s Medical and Genetic Heritage
Thomas H. Shawker, M.D.
Rutledge Hill Press, 2004

How to DNA Test Our Family Relationships
GeneticTerrence Carmichael and Alexander Kuklin
AceN Press, 2000

DNA and Tradition: The Genetic Link to the Ancient Hebrews
Yaakov Kleinman
Devora Publishing, 2004

04 February 2007

Genetic Genealogy Presentations

Greetings everyone!

Genetic Genealogy, the merger of Genetics and genealogy was born in 2000 and has become the fastest growing aspect of genealogy today. Genetic Genealogy has beomce a powerful tool, helping genealogists break through their brick walls and prove their paper trails.

In my presentations, you can learn the basics of Genetic Genealogy, how DNA testing helps genealogical research, and how to choose a testing company. Time will be provided for answering questions. A $30 gift certificate toward the purchase of any DNA kit will be raffled at no cost to those attending.

I am a retired teacher who has been researching my family’s genealogy for over 35 years, and have traveled nationally and internationally for that research. Currently, I am the administrator of four email lists on Roots Web and one on Yahoo which helps genealogists and non-genealogists write their own family and personal memories. I also teaches monthly classes on Genetic Genealogy at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon (Portland) which is open to the public. I am the Speaker for and the Regional Coordinator of the International Society of Genetic Genealogists (ISOGG) for the states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho which allows her to speak at any gathering on the subject of Genetic Genealogy. I manage eight DNA projects through Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) and attended the FTDNA International DNA Conference in Washington DC, held at the National Geographic Headquarters in connection with their Genographic Project in November 2005 and in Houston in November 2006. In November 2005 I was interviewed by anchor Peter Ferryman of Good Day Oregon and have been the focus of a news article in The Daily News (Longview, Washington, May 2, 2006). I have given presentations on Genetic Genealogy to a large variety of audiences, in part, The All Cultural Society of Ireland (Portland), a chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon, various workshops including two on African DNA research, and various genealogical societies throughout Oregon and Washington.

Attend a presentation to learn how you can break through your genealogical brick walls, how you can prove or disprove your paper trail, and why thousands are turning to Genetic Genealogy to supplement their research.

Genealogical Societies and other groups with websites can benefit from genetic testing:
I am available to help these societies understand the benefits of Genetic Genealogy (use of DNA testing to aid traditional research), to set up a DNA Interest Group and to establish a DNA Project which will provide a source of income for the society. Email support for the Interest Group and the DNA Project is available.