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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 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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<DIV><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.</DIV>
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>
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>
Summary Of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan Pete...
by Better You

Language

English

Pages

49

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<h2><b>12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan Peterson | Book Summary | Better You</b></h2><br />The book 12 RULES FOR LIFE discusses the rules, standards, principles and values people need. It reveals that humans need routine and tradition to live their lives. <br /><br /></br><br />The book advices that we need to stay on the straight and narrow path. Shows the difference between order and chaos, and provides a guide to leaving a well fulfilled life.<br /><br /></br><br />This book contains summary and key takeaways of the original book by <b>Jordan B. Peterson</b>. It summarizes the book in detail, to help people effectively understand, articulate and imbibe the original work. This book is not meant to replace the original book by Jordan B. Peterson but to serve as a companion to it</i><br /><br /></br><br />Contained is an<br /><ul><br /> <li>Executive Summary of the original book </li><br /> <li>Key Takeaways &</li><br /> <li> Brief chapter-by-chapter summaries</li><br /></ul> <br /><u>To get this book, Scroll Up Now and Click on the <b> “Buy now with 1-Click”</b> Button to Download your Copy Right Away!</u><br /><br /></br><br /><i><b>Disclaimer:</b> This is a summary, review of the book <b>12 Rules For Life</b> and not the original book.</i><br />
Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies
by Debbie Parker Wayne

Language

English

Pages

717

Publication Date

June 13, 2019

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Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies helps intermediate researchers move up to the next level and advanced researchers apply the new DNA standards and write about DNA. This new book offers an in-home course in advanced genetic genealogy. Case studies demonstrate analyzing the DNA test results, correlating with documentary evidence, and writing about the findings, all incorporating the updated standards for using DNA. Full-color illustrations help the genealogist incorporate these techniques into personal or client research projects. Each of the fourteen chapters was written by a professional genealogist with DNA experience.<br /><br />Eight chapters study real families (some using anonymized identities), including methods, tools, and techniques. Jim Bartlett covers how to triangulate a genome (mapping DNA segments to ancestors). Blaine T. Bettinger demonstrates the methodology for visual phasing (mapping DNA segments to the grandparents who passed down the segment to descendants, even when the grandparents cannot be tested). Kathryn J. Johnston shows how to use X-DNA to identify and confirm ancestral lines. James M. Owston describes findings of the Owston Y-DNA project. Melissa A. Johnson covers adoption and misattributed parentage research. Kimberly T. Powell provides guidance when researching families with endogamy and pedigree collapse. Debbie Parker Wayne combines atDNA and Y-DNA in a Parker family study. Ann Turner describes the raw DNA data and lab processes.<br /><br />Three middle chapters cover genealogy standards as they relate to DNA and documentary evidence. Karen Stanbary applies the Genealogical Proof Standard to genetic genealogy in a hypothetical unknown parentage case illustrating start-to-finish analysis. Patricia Lee Hobbs uses atDNA to identify an unknown ancestor and that ancestor's maiden name, moving back and forth between documentary and DNA evidence. Thomas W. Jones describes best practices for genealogical writing and publishing when incorporating DNA evidence.<br /><br />Three concluding chapters deal with ethics, emotions, and the future. Judy G. Russell covers ethical considerations. Michael D. Lacopo describes the effect on relationships when family secrets are uncovered, surfacing issues for all concerned. Debbie Kennett covers the current limitations and future promise of using DNA for genealogy. An extensive glossary, list of recommended resources, and index are included.
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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<DIV><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.</DIV>
Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com: How to Find Your Family History...
by Nancy Hendrickson

Language

English

Pages

444

Publication Date

July 02, 2018

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<div>Discover the secrets to Ancestry.com success! This book will help you get the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription by showing you how to take advantage of what the world's biggest genealogy website has to offer--and how to find answers to your family tree questions within its billions of records and massive network of family trees. This newly updated guide reflects the site's many changes, with screenshots that demonstrate how to create family trees, navigate the site, and use Ancestry.com's search engines. A new section on AncestryDNA will also help you dive deeper into your research, with detailed guides to interpreting test results and applying them to research.<br /><br /> What you'll learn:<ul><li>Step-by-step strategies for structuring your searches to find what you're looking for faster</li><li>Details on each of Ancestry.com's historical record categories, including what you can expect to find in them</li><li>Tips for creating and managing your family tree on Ancestry.com, as well as connecting your tree to others on the site</li><li>Timesaving tricks to maximize your Ancestry.com experience, including Hints (the "shaky leaf"), AncestryDNA, and the Ancestry.com mobile app</li></ul>Whether you've just begun dabbling in family history or you're a longtime Ancestry.com subscriber, this book will turn you into an Ancestry.com power user!</div>
Dörnberg: in the Shadow of the Josefsberg: The Families of Somog...
by Henry A. Fischer

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English

Pages

758

Publication Date

February 06, 2019

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In the past, the steep, majestic, heavily forested, and somewhat impregnable Josefsberg was the lair of robber bands and brigands following the expulsion of the Turks from the area and all of Hungary. In the future, it would become known as the Jószefhegy. It is one of the highest elevations in northeastern Somogy County. In its lengthening shadow, the village of Dörnberg would emerge in the early decades of the eighteenth century named as such by its German settlers in reference to the abundance of thorns in its lower regions. <br /><br />These first settlers were in large part of Hessian origin, having joined the Schwabenzug (the Great Swabian migration) of the eighteenth century into Hungary at the invitation of the Habsburg emperor Charles VI. The fact that they were Lutherans would lead to decades in which they were forced to exist as an underground congregation until the Edict of Toleration was promulgated by the emperor Joseph II in 1782, which led to the naming of the local heights as the Josefsberg in his honor. It was sometime later that the county administration renamed the village, and it became Somogydöröcske. <br /><br />The village would maintain its German character throughout its history until the end of the Second World War when Protocol XIII of the Potsdam Declaration was carried out on April 6, 1948, and the vast majority of the village population was expelled along with the German families in its affiliates in Bonnya and Gadács and sent by cattle car to the then Russian zone of occupation of Germany. Those from Szil followed a week later. <br /><br />This publication is addressed to the English-speaking descendants of those families that immigrated to Canada, Australia, and the United States prior to the Second World War, as well as the families who were successful in escaping from the Russian zone of Germany to the west and were able to find a new home in English-speaking countries. It provides them with genealogical information about their forebears and additional information regarding their life and history.
Tracing Your Ancestors Using DNA: A Guide for Family Historians
by Pen and Sword Family History

Language

English

Pages

262

Publication Date

June 30, 2019

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<span style="" >DNA research is one of the most important and rapidly advancing areas in modern science and the practical use of DNA testing in genealogy is one of its most exciting applications. Yet there is no recent British publication in this field. That is why this accessible, wide-ranging introduction is so valuable. It offers a clear and practical way into the subject, explaining the scientific discoveries and techniques and illustrating with case studies how it can be used by genealogists to gain an insight into their ancestry.<br /><br />The subject is complex and perhaps difficult for traditional genealogists to understand but, with the aid of this book, novices who are keen to take advantage of it will be able to interpret test results and use them to help answer genealogical questions which cannot be answered by documentary evidence alone. It will also appeal to those with some experience in the field because it places the practical application of genetic genealogy within a wider context, highlighting its role as a genealogical tool and suggesting how it can be made more effective.</span>

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