The Bottom Line
- Presents a tough, jargon loaded topic in an easy-to-read format
- Well researched by the two, very knowledgeable, authors
- Many historical and personal examples show DNA testing in action
- A bit technical for the casually interested reader
- Paperback, 272 pages
- Published October 2004, Rodale Press
- ISBN 1594860068
- Signed copy available (see Related Resources) or you can purchase through most major bookstores.
Guide Review - Trace Your Roots With DNA
After two chapers covering genetic and genealogy basics, the book explores the many uses of genetic testing for tracing your family tree. It covers what kind of information DNA tests can -- and can't -- provide, how the tests work, which ones to use, where to get them, and how to interpret the results, as well as how to further expand your results by joining an established research project, or starting and managing your own family study. Numerous examples, using both famous historical figures and ordinary folks, bring those "alleles" and "genotypes" to life in a way that even genetic novices can understand.
If you've ever wondered how to use DNA testing to expand your family tree, this outstanding book is definitely the one you've been waiting for!