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    Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak,Ann Turner
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Megan Smolenyak has been an avid genealogist for more than three decades and is an expert at family history . Of the 12-15 books I have purchased so far, Megan Smolenyak's touchstone reference work continues to be the one I reach for when I have a question myself

Of the 12-15 books I have purchased so far, Megan Smolenyak's touchstone reference work continues to be the one I reach for when I have a question myself.

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This book is unfortunately outdated; it discusses primarily Y-DNA and mt-DNA. Hence, I picked up Trace Your Roots with DNA by Smolenyak and Turner, two well-known genealogists (Rodale, 2004). Not autosomal DNA, which is the most popular form of testing now. Some of the information is still useful, though; .

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If you are tracing your family history and you plan to use genetics, at least in part, to climb your tree, Trace Your Roots .

If you are tracing your family history and you plan to use genetics, at least in part, to climb your tree, Trace Your Roots with DNA will help you understand the results you receive. The book is well written and informative and will probably be your Go to resource when you work on your family tree. We were bought our copy of this book. We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255. Notice: This.

Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak (she is a double Smolenyak), born October 9, is an American genealogist, author, and . Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree. New York, NY: Rodale, 2004. ISBN 978-1-59486-006-5

Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak (she is a double Smolenyak), born October 9, is an American genealogist, author, and speaker. Smolenyak holds a BSFS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, an MBA in International Business from George Washington University and an MAS in Information Technology from Johns Hopkins University. ISBN 978-1-59486-006-5. Who Do You Think You Are? The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History.

Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree. By: Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak; Ann Turner. Print ISBN: 9781594860065, 1594860068. The world’s eTextbook reader for students. VitalSource is the leading provider of online textbooks and course materials. More than 15 million users have used our Bookshelf platform over the past year to improve their learning experience and outcomes.

It was good news when I heard Smolenyak and Turner had written a book. This is an interesting book that examines the use of DNA to trace your ancestry.

Some people make a life's work of tracing their family roots. I'm not one of those people. It was good news when I heard Smolenyak and Turner had written a book. I "met" them on the net when I was going through my learning process and they were very helpful. I heartily recommend this book to others interested in this subject. With the cost of such testing going down all the time this becomes a reasonable way to determine if you are related to someone or not.

Can testing tell us whether we're from the same family?My mother was adopted and doesn't know her ethnicity. How can we find out if we have a common ancestor? The authors reveal exactly what is-and what is not-possible with genetic testing. They include case studies of both famous historial mysteries and examples of ordinary folks whose exploration of genetic genealogy has enabled them to trace their roots

Written by two of the country's top genealogists, Trace Your Roots with DNA is the first book to explain how new and groundbreaking genetic testing can help you research your ancestryAccording to American Demographics, 113 million Americans have begun to trace their roots, making genealogy the second most popular hobby in the country (after gardening). Enthusiasts clamor for new information from dozens of subscription-based websites, email newsletters, and magazines devoted to the subject. For these eager roots-seekers looking to take their searches to the next level, DNA testing is the answer. After a brief introduction to genealogy and genetics fundamentals, the authors explain the types of available testing, what kind of information the tests can provide, how to interpret the results, and how the tests work (it doesn't involve digging up your dead relatives). It's in expensive, easy to do, and the results are accurate: It's as simple as swabbing the inside of your cheek and popping a sample in the mail. Family lore has it that a branch of our family emigrated to Argentina and now I've found some people there with our name. Can testing tell us whether we're from the same family?My mother was adopted and doesn't know her ethnicity. Are there any tests available to help her learn about her heritage? I just discovered someone else with my highly unusual surname. How can we find out if we have a common ancestor? These are just a few of the types of genealogical scenarios readers can pursue. The authors reveal exactly what is possible-and what is not possible-with genetic testing. They include case studies of both famous historial mysteries and examples of ordinary folks whose exploration of genetic genealogy has enabled them to trace their roots.

Ichalote
This book has much good information in it for the beginner looking for an explanation of genetic genealogy, but it is quickly becoming out of date. When the book was published it was still in vogue to refer to non-coding stretches of DNA as "junk," but we now know that much of gene expression is carried out by instructions that lie in the introns, or so-called "junk" part of DNA. None of this is reflected in the book's description of how DNA works. Perhaps the biggest failing is the entire book is dedicated to Y-DNA and mt-DNA testing, the only two methods that were available at the time of the writing. It dedicates a paltry 7 pages at the very end to autosomal DNA analysis, the method of choice for Ancestry and other DNA analysis houses. It is autosomal DNA analysis that gives information across the paternal and maternal lines, and offers some advantages over the other two analysis methods (and disadvantages as well, of course). Buy this book to get general information on genetic genealogy and especially if you are using Y- or mt-DNA analysis. But, you will not get much info on the nuances of autosomal DNA analysis, which, unfortunately, is why I purchased the book.
Voodoozragore
This is a good beginners book because a lot of time and space is spent telling you how to do basic genealogy. In fact more than a third, nearly a half of the book is a basic genealogy how to. This was a big disappointment to me because the title did not say "trace your roots", it said "trace your roots with dna", so this is what I expected to read about. When the author does talk about dna tests, she focuses on the male surname test and the female equivalent tracing back the maternal line. Little is mentioned about the specifics of most popular "family finder" tests, about finding the relatives on the area of the tree in between the maternal and paternal lines or how to use these results in your genealogy research. While the information in the book is good, it wasn't what I wanted.
Framokay
I can highly recommend this book to people at all levels of DNA knowledge, who are interested in using it for genealogy. The book may have a 2004 copyright, but don't let the date dissuade you. For a world in which so many things become outdated, this book is still relevant.

This book is a must read for anyone who is getting his or her DNA tested for genealogy reasons and wanting to know how to interpret results. It is a primer for basic terminology and providing a basic understanding of how DNA is transmitted. It is essential to knowing these things both in understanding what certain tests test for and how to use the information to interpret how your results compare with others.

When you don't understand the basics here is an example of what can go wrong:

A woman recently contacted me with an autosomal match to one of the trees I manage. I manage my own and those of three other family members. Unfortunately, in trying to sort out which one of my trees she matched,it became very clear to me she did not have a basic understanding of DNA fundamentals. As it turns out, she did not match me, but rather my daughter on my daughter's paternal side. In other words, she matched DNA of my ex-husband. I explained to her that she didn't match me, that her match was to my daughter from her father, whom I have no genetic relationship. To which, she responded that she HAD to match me because all of my daughter's DNA comes from the mother and not the father.

Anyone who understands DNA realizes she made a significant fundamental error in understanding autosomal DNA transmission. She also did not understand the limits of Y-DNA testing, believing her son's Y-DNA would match other males in our tree, even though he did not share the same surname. She was significantly hampered in being able to interpret her own results and clearly did not understand how each DNA test worked.

It isn't my intention to throw this woman under the bus. She was not an unintelligent woman, even though she came across that way. My point - this book will give you the tools you need to understand the basic genetic testing which is currently available today(Y-DNA, autosomal tests, such as Family Finder, and mitochondrial DNA). This book will give you the basic understanding of how DNA is transmitted, so that you will be able to picture it in your mind. This book will give you the terminology you need to effectively and intelligently communicate with others.

You pay a lot to get the DNA testing done. Someone else is not going to do all the work to interpret the results for you. In order for you to get the most out of your DNA testing, you need to take the time to educate yourself on the basic fundamentals. It may take a little work, but this book will make it an enjoyable experience.

Not only does "Trace Your Roots with DNA" give you the basic fundamentals, it provides numerous interesting examples. For those more advanced in understanding DNA, it is a great reference book to keep on your shelf. It provides useful information on how to run your own DNA project, once you get the hang of it.

Bottom line: If you are interested in getting DNA testing to better understand your family tree and finding genetic matches to your own, I can highly recommend this book.
Twentyfirstfinger
Science moves very quickly and this book is ten years old. Consumer-level DNA testing has made huge leaps and if you need to keep up with what is available and what you need to know to be an educated consumer of these products, find one of the excellent blogs online. This not a bad book, it is just out of date.
fetish
As a DNA-surname research group administrator, I tend to buy every book, VHS, or DVD I can find regarding the use of DNA research in support of traditional genealogy.

Of the 12-15 books I have purchased so far, Megan Smolenyak's touchstone reference work continues to be the one I reach for when I have a question myself.

Easily read and understood, this book makes complex concepts readily accessible with clear illustrations, definitions, real-world examples, and authoritative references when needed. I am not naturally science-minded, but as a good researcher, I want to be able to use every tool in the box. This is my go-to book for that purpose.

Buy as many DNA books and tapes as you want, but your DNA library will not be complete without this classic introduction to the concepts involved in genetic genealogy.

I highly recommend it!

CHT in Virginia
Blackseeker
I had heard of this book a few years before I decided to buy it, but when I discovered it was published in 2004, I mistakenly assumed some of the information would be outdated. Even now, near the end of 2010, it is not dated. The author does her best to make it understandable for the reader. That's not to say it is written for a total novice, but it doesn't require a Ph.D.either. It is loaded with ways DNA testing can be utilized in a family history.