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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retol...
by Adam Rutherford

Language

English

Pages

420

Publication Date

September 25, 2017

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<B>National Book Critics Circle Award—2017 Nonfiction Finalist</B><BR /><BR /> “<B>Nothing less than a tour de force—a heady amalgam of science, history, a little bit of anthropology and plenty of nuanced, captivating storytelling.”—<I>The New York Times Book Review, </I>Editor's Choice</B><BR /><BR /><B><I>A National Geographic</I> Best Book of 2017</B><BR /><BR /> In our unique genomes, every one of us carries the story of our species—births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and <I>a lot</I> of sex.<BR /><BR /> But those stories have always been locked away—until now.<BR /><BR /> Who are our ancestors? Where did they come from? Geneticists have suddenly become historians, and the hard evidence in our DNA has blown the lid off what we thought we knew. Acclaimed science writer Adam Rutherford explains exactly how genomics is completely rewriting the human story—from 100,000 years ago to the present.<BR /><BR /><I>A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived</I> will upend your thinking on Neanderthals, evolution, royalty, race, and even redheads. (For example, we now know that at least four human species once roamed the earth.) Plus, here is the remarkable, controversial story of how our genes made their way to the Americas—one that’s still being written, as ever more of us have our DNA sequenced.<BR /><BR /> Rutherford closes with “A Short Introduction to the Future of Humankind,” filled with provocative questions that we’re on the cusp of answering: Are we still in the grasp of natural selection? Are we evolving for better or worse? And . . . where do we go from here?
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide
by , Nicole Dyer

Language

English

Pages

250

Publication Date

February 26, 2018

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Are you stuck in your genealogical research? Wondering how to make progress on your brick wall problems? Discover the process that a professional genealogist uses to solve difficult cases. Diana Elder shares her step-by-step method using real world examples, easily understood by any level of genealogist; written for the researcher ready to take their skills to the next level. Learn how to form an objective, review your research by creating a timeline analysis, construct a locality guide to direct your research, create a plan, style source citations, set up a research log to organize and track your searches, and write a report detailing your findings and ideas for future research. Work samples and templates are included.<br />
The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy
by Blaine Bettinger

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 13, 2016

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<div><b>Unlock the secrets in your DNA!</b><br /><br /> Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most-cutting edge tool available. This plain-English guide is a one-stop resource for how to use DNA testing for genealogy. Inside, you'll find guidance on what DNA tests are available, plus the methodologies and pros and cons of the three major testing companies and advice on choosing the right test to answer your specific genealogy questions. And once you've taken a DNA test, this guide will demystify the often-overwhelming subject and explain how to interpret DNA test results, including how to understand ethnicity estimates and haplogroup designations, navigate suggested cousin matches, and use third-party tools like GEDmatch to further analyze your data. To give you a holistic view of genetic testing for ancestry, the book also discusses the ethics and future of genetic genealogy, as well as how adoptees and others who know little about their ancestry can especially benefit from DNA testing.<br /><br /> The book features:<ul><li>Colorful diagrams and expert definitions that explain key DNA terms and concepts such as haplogroups and DNA inheritance patterns</li><li>Detailed guides to each of the major kinds of DNA tests and which tests can solve which family mysteries, with case studies showing how each can be useful</li><li>Information about third-party tools you can use to more thoroughly analyze your test results once you've received them</li><li>Test comparison guides and research forms to help you select the most appropriate DNA test and organize your results and research once you've been tested</li></ul>Whether you've just heard of DNA testing or you've tested at all three major companies, this guide will give you the tools you need to unpuzzle your DNA and discover what it can tell you about your family tree.</div>
Haddock Heritage: Edition 6 - Revised from Edition 7
by Donna Haddock Cooper

Language

English

Pages

700

Publication Date

June 12, 2018

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This edition takes the family from England to the US, especially focusing on the Pitt Co., NC families, and their descendants.
It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree
by A. J. Jacobs

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Know-It-All </i>and <i>The Year of Living Biblically</i>, A.J. Jacobs undergoes a hilarious, heartfelt quest to understand what constitutes family—where it begins and how far it goes—and attempts to untangle the true meaning of the “Family of Humankind.”<BR><BR>A.J. Jacobs has received some strange emails over the years, but this note was perhaps the strangest: “You don’t know me, but I’m your eighth cousin. And we have over 80,000 relatives of yours in our database.”<BR> <BR>That’s enough family members to fill Madison Square Garden four times over. Who are these people, A.J. wondered, and how do I find them? So began Jacobs’s three-year adventure to help build the biggest family tree in history.<BR> <BR>Jacobs’s journey would take him to all seven continents. He drank beer with a US president, found himself singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and unearthed genetic links to Hollywood actresses and real-life scoundrels. After all, we can choose our friends, but not our family.<BR> <BR>“Whether he’s posing as a celebrity, outsourcing his chores, or adhering strictly to the Bible, we love reading about the wacky lifestyle experiments of author A.J. Jacobs” (<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>). Now Jacobs upends, in ways both meaningful and hilarious, our understanding of genetics and genealogy, tradition and tribalism, identity and connection. <i>It’s All Relative</i> is a fascinating look at the bonds that connect us all.
SUMMARY Of Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--...
by Book Addict

Language

English

Pages

56

Publication Date

June 22, 2018

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<h2><b>SUMMARY Of Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think By Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund and Ola Rosling | Book Summary | Trey Study Guide</b></h2><br /><br />Ever wondered why the world appears gloomy most of the time? <br /><br />In the book, <b>“Factfulness: Ten reasons we’re wrong about the world – And why things are better than you think”</b> Hans Rosling- in conjunction with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund- discusses 10 instincts that have so far succeeded in twisting our view of the world. He also identifies practical steps through which we can overcome the hold of such inclinations. He provides facts and figures to support his assertion that contrary to popular opinion, the world is getting better and not worse.<br /><br /><u><i>This book contains a comprehensive, well detailed summary and key takeaways of the original book by <b>Hans Rosling.</b> It summarizes the book in detail, to help people effectively understand, articulate and imbibe the original work by the Rosling’s. This book is not meant to replace the original book but to serve as a companion to it</i></u><br /><br /></br><br />Contained is an<br /><ul><br /> <li>Executive Summary of the original book </li><br /> <li><b><i>Key Points</i></b> of each chapter and </li><br /> <li> Brief chapter-by-chapter summaries</li><br /></ul> <br /><u><i>To get this book, Scroll Up Now and Click on the</i> <b> “Buy now with 1-Click”</b> <i>Button to Download your Copy Right Away!</i></u><br /><br /></br><br />Enjoy this edition instantly on your <b>Kindle device!</b><br /><br /></br><br />Now available in <b>paperback</b>, audio and digital editions.<br /><br /></br><br /><i><b>Disclaimer:</b> This is a summary, review of the book <b>”Factfulness”</b> and not the original book.</i>
Mayflower descendants and their marriages for two generations aft...
by Bureau of Military and Ci...

Language

English

Pages

45

Publication Date

January 14, 2015

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Mayflower descendants and their marriages for two generations after the landing. 56 Pages
Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy
by Alison Weir

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

April 18, 2011

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<p><b>Fascinating and authoritative of Britain's royal families from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I to Queen Victoria, by leading popular historian Alison Weir </b></p><p><i>'George III is alleged to have married secretly, on 17th April, 1759, a Quakeress called Hannah Lightfoot. If George III did make such a marriage…then his subsequent marriage to Queen Charlotte was bigamous, and every monarch of Britain since has been a usurper, the rightful heirs of George III being his children by Hannah Lightfoot...' </i><br /><i> </i><br /> <i>Britain's Royal Families</i> provides in one volume, complete genealogical details of all members of the royal houses of England, Scotland and Great Britain - from 800AD to the present. Drawing on countless authorities, both ancient and modern, Alison Weir explores the crown and royal family tree in unprecedented depth and provides a comprehensive guide to the heritage of today's royal family – with fascinating insight and often scandalous secrets.</p><p><b>'Staggeringly useful... combines solid information with tantalising appetisers.’ <i>Mail on Sunday</i></b></p>
Genealogy Standards: 50th Anniversary Edition
by Ancestry.com

Language

English

Pages

100

Publication Date

February 17, 2014

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REVISED AND UPDATED FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION<br /><br /><br /><br />Family historians depend upon thousands of people unknown to them. They exchange research with others; copy information from books and databases; and write libraries, societies, and government offices. At times they even hire professionals to do legwork in distant areas and trust strangers to solve important problems. But how can a researcher be assured that he or she is producing or receiving reliable results? This new edition of the official manual from the Board of Certification for Genealogists provides a standard by which all genealogists can pattern their work.<br /><br /><br /><br />"Anyone who wants to become a certified genealogist will need to read this book." —Dick Eastman
Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook: A How-To Manual for Tracing You...
by Nancy Hendrickson

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

February 10, 2017

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<div><b>Your Step-by-Step Guide to Ancestry.com!</b><br /><br /> Ancestry.com keeps growing, but how can you find your ancestors on the huge and ever-changing site? In this workbook, an essential companion to the <i>Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com</i>, you'll learn how to use Ancestry.com to its full advantage with detailed guides to searching Ancestry.com's digitized records. Each section briefly discusses how to search Ancestry.com for a particular type of record (including census records, vital records and historical publications), then shares detailed, illustrated tutorials that put those strategies into practice. And with the worksheets and genealogy forms in each section, you can easily plan your own Ancestry.com searches and apply what you've learned.<br /><br /> The workbook features:<ul><li>Introductions to using the seven most important record groups on Ancestry.com, plus tips to navigate AncestryDNA and use DNA test results in your research</li><li>Step-by-step case studies showing how to use Ancestry.com to find ancestors and solve research problems</li><li>Fill-in worksheets and forms that let you apply the book's techniques to your own research</li></ul>Packed with expert advice, handy worksheets, and real-life search scenarios, this workbook will give you the hands-on knowledge you need to mine Ancestry.com for your family's records.</div>

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