Genealogy

ADOPTEE'S GUIDE TO DNA TESTING

ADOPTEE'S GUIDE TO DNA TESTING

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Reconnect with your roots! Adoptees, foundlings, and others with unknown parentage face unique challenges in researching their ancestors. Enter this book: a comprehensive guide to adoption genealogy that has the resources you need to find your family through genetic testing.

Inside, you'll find:

- Strategies for connecting your genealogy to previous genealogists
- Detailed guides for using DNA tests and tools, plus how to analyze your test results and apply them to research
- Real-life success stories that put the book's techniques into practice and inspire you to seek your own discoveries

Reconnect with your roots! Adoptees, foundlings, and others with unknown parentage face unique challenges in researching their ancestors. Enter this book: a comprehensive guide to adoption genealogy that has the resources you need to find your family through genetic testing.

Inside, you'll find:

   • Strategies for connecting your genealogy to previous genealogists
   • Detailed guides for using DNA tests and tools, plus how to analyze your test results and apply them to research
   • Real-life success stories that put the book's techniques into practice and inspire you to seek your own discoveries

BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYONE WHO

BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYONE WHO

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This is a story about you. It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is to each of the 100 billion modern humans who have ever drawn breath. But it is also our collective story, because in every one of our genomes we each carry the history of our species - births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration and a lot of sex.In this captivating journey through the expanding landscape of genetics, Adam Rutherford reveals what our genes now tell us about human history, and what history can now tell us about our genes.

Finding Your Chicago Ancestors

Finding Your Chicago Ancestors

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No matter where you live, if you have Chicago ancestors, and want to know anything about them, this step-by-step guide written especially for beginners is for you and your search. Using a unique approach of helping you answer one type of question per chapter so you don't have to wade through a lot of preliminaries to launch or continue your genealogy work, DuMelle not only shares her finely-honed expertise on the basics, but slips in dozens of unusual and back-door tips for tracking down the toughest family details and mysteries.
FUNDAMENTALS OF GENEALOGY: BAS

FUNDAMENTALS OF GENEALOGY: BAS

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A quick reference guide to accredited methods, research strategies, U.S. record groups and more! Also find charts & forms, style sheets, checklists and steps to The Genealogy Organizational Challenge!

A quick reference guide to accredited methods, research strategies, U.S. record groups and more! Also find charts & forms, style sheets, checklists and steps to The Genealogy Organizational Challenge!

FUNDAMENTALS OF GENEALOGY: THE

FUNDAMENTALS OF GENEALOGY: THE

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Wish you could study the Internet for a couple of years to find useful tools that will help you enjoy more success in your genealogical pursuits? Well Marsha has done just that for you! Benefit from advice on using some of the latest genealogical tools in analysis, education, health, organization, presentations, research and more!

Wish you could study the Internet for a couple of years to find useful tools that will help you enjoy more success in your genealogical pursuits? Well Marsha has done just that for you! Benefit from advice on using some of the latest genealogical tools in analysis, education, health, organization, presentations, research and more!

Genetic Genealogy in Practice

Genetic Genealogy in Practice

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Genetic Genealogy in Practice, the first workbook on genetic genealogy, the book provides family historians and genealogists who have just begun to explore genetic genealogy practical, easy to understand information that they can apply to their research. Readers learn the basic concepts of genetic genealogy. They then build on that knowledge as they study the testing, analysis, and application of Y-DNA, X-DNA, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), and autosomal DNA (atDNA) to reach and support genealogical conclusions. Each chapter includes exercises with answer keys for hands-on practice.
NATION OF DESCENDANTS: POLITIC

NATION OF DESCENDANTS: POLITIC

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From family trees written in early American bibles to birther conspiracy theories, genealogy has always mattered in the United States, whether for taking stock of kin when organizing a family reunion or drawing on membership--by blood or other means--to claim rights to land, inheritances, and more. And since the advent of DNA kits that purportedly trace genealogical relations through genetics, millions of people have used them to learn about their medical histories, biological parentage, and ethnic background.

A Nation of Descendants traces Americans' fascination with tracking family lineage through three centuries. Francesca Morgan examines how specific groups throughout history grappled with finding and recording their forebears, focusing on Anglo-American white, Mormon, African American, Jewish, and Native American people. Morgan also describes how individuals and researchers use genealogy for personal and scholarly purposes, and she explores how local businesspeople, companies like Ancestry.com, and Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s Finding Your Roots series powered the commercialization and commodification of genealogy.



Planning a Future for Your Family's Past

Planning a Future for Your Family's Past

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Old photos, ancestor stories, genealogical documents, and heirlooms reflect your family's past--and they should be safeguarded for tomorrow's descendants and researchers. Even if you have no obvious heirs for your genealogy collection, you can take steps today to protect and share information and items from your family history.

Follow the step-by-step PASS process outlined in this book: Prepare by organizing/analyzing your materials, Allocate ownership by curating your collection, Set up a genealogical "will" to designate heirs, and Share family history now. Includes sample forms, online resources, and practical advice for keeping genealogy safe, with future generations and future researchers in mind.

The Family Tree Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy

The Family Tree Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy

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The popularity of studying our family history has been fueled by popular TV shows like Genealogy Roadshow, Finding Your Roots, and Who Do You Think You Are? The ability to access records online has opened up the one time hobby for genealogy enthusiasts to the mainstream.

Companies like Ancestry.com, Familysearch.org, Findmypast.com, and MyHeritage have spent millions of dollars making records available around the world. DNA technology continues to evolve and provides the instant gratification that we have become use to as a society. But then the question remains, what does that really mean?

Knowing your ancestry is more than just ethnic percentages it's about creating and building a story about your family history. The Family Tree Toolkit is designed to help you navigate the sometimes overwhelming and sometimes treacherous waters of finding your ancestors.

Here is a roadmap to help you on this journey of discovery, whether you are looking for your African Asian, European, or Jewish ancestry. The Family Tree Toolkit guides you on how and where to begin, what records are available both online and in repositories, what to do once you find the information, how to share your story and of course DNA discoveries.

What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be?

What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be?

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As we face an ever-more-fragmented world, What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be? demands a return to the force of lineage--to spiritual, social, and ecological connections across time. It sparks a myriad of ageless-yet-urgent questions: How will I be remembered? What traditions do I want to continue? What cycles do I want to break? What new systems do I want to initiate for those yet-to-be-born? How do we endure? Published in association with the Center for Humans and Nature and interweaving essays, interviews, and poetry, this book brings together a thoughtful community of Indigenous and other voices--including Linda Hogan, Wendell Berry, Winona LaDuke, Vandana Shiva, Robin Kimmerer, and Wes Jackson--to explore what we want to give to our descendants. It is an offering to teachers who have come before and to those who will follow, a tool for healing our relationships with ourselves, with each other, and with our most powerful ancestors--the lands and waters that give and sustain all life.