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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<br /><br /> “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><b>The New York Times Book Review</b></i><b>, Editor's Choice</b><br /><br /> A <i>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 a lot of sex. But those stories have always been locked away—until now. 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.
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 />
A Dictionary of Family History: The Genealogists' ABC
by Jonathan Scott

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

February 28, 2017

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<b>An A-to-Z genealogy reference for those who want to research their family trees.</b><br />  <br /> Part encyclopedia, part dictionary, part almanac, this is a practical, easy-to-use reference, filled with thousands of fact-filled A-to-Z entries. You’ll find:<br />  <br /> *definitions of genealogy terms<br /> *timelines<br /> *details of available archives and websites<br /> *advice on research methods<br /> *explanations of genealogical peculiarities and puzzles that would test the knowledge of even veteran researchers<br />  <br /> With an emphasis on families with ancestors from Great Britain, this book includes many intriguing historical tidbits, such as the mechanics of the first census. For those interested in family, local, and social history, it’s both a useful tool and an enjoyable compendium.
Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Fa...
by , Ann Turner

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

October 07, 2004

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<b>Written by two of the country's top genealogists, this is the first book to explain how new and groundbreaking genetic testing can help you research your ancestry</b><br /><br />According 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. <br /><br />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. <br /><br />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?<br /><br />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.
Genealogy Standards Second Edition
by Ancestry.com

Language

English

Pages

86

Publication Date

March 05, 2019

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<p>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 official manual from the Board of Certification for Genealogists provides a standard by which all genealogists can pattern their work.</p>
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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<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:<br /><br />   • Colorful diagrams and expert definitions that explain key DNA terms and concepts such as haplogroups and DNA inheritance patterns<br />   • 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<br />   • Information about third-party tools you can use to more thoroughly analyze your test results once you've received them<br />   • 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<br />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.
Mastering Genealogical Proof
by Thomas W. Jones

Language

English

Pages

178

Publication Date

December 04, 2013

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Mastering Genealogical Proof aims to help researchers, students, and new family historians reconstruct relationships and lives of people they cannot see. It presents content in digestible chunks. Each chapter concludes with problems providing practice for proficiently applying the chapter’s concepts. Those problems, like examples throughout the book, use real records, real research, and real issues. Answers are at the back of the book along with a glossary of technical terms and an extensive resource list.
Mastering Genealogical Documentation (NGS Special Topics Series B...
by Thomas Jones

Language

English

Pages

556

Publication Date

July 06, 2017

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A guide to learning the principles of accurate and flexible genealogical documentation for your family history.<br /><br />Genealogical documentation gives your work credibility. Without adequate documentation, a well-researched family history or tree looks like fiction. Mastering Genealogical Documentation teaches genealogists how to cite all kinds of sources clearly, completely, and accurately—including sources for which no model citation exists. In this new step-by-step guidebook, Dr. Thomas W. Jones presents a fresh view on the art of documentation. Readers will learn how to describe and cite their sources with artistry, clarity, conciseness, completeness, and competence so that their work will meet the genealogy field's published standards.<br /><br />Mastering Genealogical Documentation provides a foundation in the principles, logic, and decisions that underpin genealogical documentation. Learning principles, patterns, and logic gives genealogists flexibility and choice as they create their own structured documentation.<br /><br />This essential text offers exercises at the end of each chapter (with answers at the back of the book) to reinforce concepts and provide opportunities for practice.
Humanimal: How Homo sapiens Became Nature's Most Paradoxical Crea...
by Adam Rutherford

Language

English

Pages

273

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<b>“Rutherford describes <i>Humanimal</i> as being about the paradox of how our evolutionary journey turned ‘an otherwise average ape’ into one capable of creating complex tools, art, music, science, and engineering. It’s an intriguing question, one his book sets against descriptions of the infinitely amusing strategies and antics of a dizzying array of animals.”—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br /> Publisher’s note: <i>Humanimal </i>was published in the UK under the title <i>The Book of Humans.</i><br /><br /> Evolutionary theory has long established that humans are animals: Modern <i>Homo sapiens</i> are primates who share an ancestor with monkeys and other great apes. Our genome is 98 percent identical to a chimpanzee’s. And yet we think of ourselves as exceptional. <i>Are we?</i><br /><br /> In this original and entertaining tour of life on Earth, Adam Rutherford explores the profound paradox of the “human animal.” Looking for answers across the animal kingdom, he finds that many things once considered exclusively human are not: In Australia, raptors have been observed starting fires to scatter prey; in Zambia, a chimp named Julie even started a “fashion” of wearing grass in one ear. We aren’t the only species that communicates, makes tools, or has sex for reasons other than procreation. But we <i>have</i> developed a culture far more complex than any other we’ve observed. Why has that happened, and what does it say about us?<br /><br /><i>Humanimal</i> is a new evolutionary history—a synthesis of the latest research on genetics, sex, migration, and much more. It reveals what unequivocally makes us animals—and also why we <i>are</i> truly extraordinary.
Hoyt family. A genealogical history of John Hoyt of Salisbury, an...
by David Webster Hoyt

Language

English

Pages

166

Publication Date

January 17, 2013

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Hoyt family. A genealogical history of John Hoyt of Salisbury, and David Hoyt of Deerfield, (Massachusetts,) and their descendants: with some account of the earlier Connecticut Hoyts, and an appendix, containing the family record of William Barnes of Salisbury, a list of the first settlers of Salisbury and Amesbury, & c<br /><br />PREFACE<br /><br />To those who are interested in genealogical pursuits, the author of this volume need offer no apology. The fact that no history of the Iloyt family ha« yet appeared, is sufficient to justify this attempt to preserve, in a permanent fonn. such items as he has collected. But the work has been prepared more especially for the members of that family. They cannot fail to feel interested in tracing the history of their own forefathers. Every descendant of the Puritans should feel an interest in whatever relates to them and their times; but that interest is greatly increased when one feels that he is acquiring some knowledge of his oien ancestors—those whose blood flows in his own veins, and to whom he is indebted for many traits of his character, and, indeed, his very being.<br /><br />The present work is the result of the compiler's desire to know something respecting his own ancestors. In tracing his own line, there was, for some time, one link wanting, which it was very difficult to supply; and, in searching for that, so much information was gathered respecting other branches, that it was thought best to publish it for the benefit of other members of the family. Such a purpose being once formed, the natural result would be, a desire to make tut full and accurate a record as possible, and, consequently, it has required much more time and labor than it was originally intended to bestow upon it. Evcr>-available source of information has been consulted. Many letters of inquiry have been written, and it has also been found necessary to travel somewhat extensively, not only to collect oral information, but also to examine church, pnri/'h. town, county and state records.<br /><br />A large portion of the following pages is devoted to the descendants of John Hoyt, who settled in Salisbury, Mass., in 1G40, and afterwards lived in Amcsbury. These embrace most of those bearing the name in Eastern Massachuscttii. New Hampshire, Maine, and a part of those in Vermont, New York, and the Wwit.<br /><br /><br /><br />together with some in the Southern States. As no history of either Salisbury or Amesbury has yet been published, a few facts concerning their early settlement have been inserted, which might not, perhaps, properly be considered a part of John Hoyt's personal biography, and a list of the first settlers of those towns has been added in the Appendix. Some account has been given of the early Hoyts of Connecticut, and also a full account of the Deerfield, Mass., branch of the family. General statements respecting the family are founded chiefly upon the author's own observations among the descendailts of John Hoyt of Salisbury, and David Hoyt of Deerfield; but, so far as he has the means of knowing, they apply to the Hoyt family in general. Many of the descendants of John Hoyt are also descended from William Barnes, another of the first settlers of Salisbury and Amesbury; and, as no son was left to perpetuate the name of Barnes, a record of the family is appended to this work. The list of revolutionary soldiers has been carefully arranged from the original army rolls contained in the archives of New Hampshire and Massachusetts.<br /><br />The great requisite in such a work is accuracy, and that has been the main object constantly kept in view. Nothing is stated as a fact without sufficient proof. Wherever there is any doubt, it is always indicated, either in words or by the use of the interrogation point. Where there are discrepancies between records, in regard to dates, &c., those made nearest the time referred to are usually followed, though the others are also frequently given.

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