DNA: Bibliography

DNA  Bibliography

Note:  Beginners start with #14.  Then  #1,10, 17, and any of the Facebook groups.

DNA testing sites
1.       http://www.ancestry.com/   In Ancestry Help search for ”Getting the Most from your Ancestry DNA results”-3 parts  Also YouTube channel AncestryDNA.  Here’s “What to do with all those matches”, from 2013 but still informative.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv3_JCWUF-s  Also Ancestry Support 1-800-401-1601.
3.       https://www.23andme.com/
4.       www.myheritage.com  MyHeritage.com and Geni.com are family tree sites owned by the same company.  MyHeritage.com is just starting to test DNA and accept your raw DNA from other testing service.   Both match to people on their own site.

Third party sites (These are not testing sites but work with DNA results.)
5.       https://www.gedmatch.com/login1.php  Receives your raw DNA data and provides reporting.  Most commonly used third party software.
6.       www.DNAGedcom.com:  downloads AncestryDNA data to spreadsheets where you can sort or search your results.  Also provides some analysis tools.
7.       https://www.wikitree.com/:  a collaborative family tree site that attaches your Gedmatch kit # to records for your direct ancestors and provides for contacting DNA cousins.
8.       Genome Mate Pro:  Software that is downloaded to your computer to collect and help analyze your matches from the big 3 testing sites plus Gedmatch.  Sophisticated users love this.  Information at website and facebook page.

9.       Genetic Genealogy; the basics and beyond by Emily Aulicino.
10.   Finding Family by Richard Hill.  Hill is an adoptee who spent 28 years searching for his parents.  As DNA testing developed, he used FTDNA and 23andme testing to identify his father.  His website is www.dna-testing-adviser.com.  It’s a good place to start.  He has a Kindle Guide to DNA Testing on Amazon for 99 cents. You can read it on any device.
11.   The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine Bettinger.
12.   Genetic Genealogy in Practice by Blaine Bettinger.

Educational Sites and Wikis
13.   International Society of Genetic Genealogy http://www.isogg.org     Getting Started section on home page with glossary link; 500+ articles; Testing Comparison Charts links on homepage; glossary

Blogs for Beginners/ Websites
14.   Kelly Wheaton’s Beginner’s Guide to Genetic Genealogy; 15 lessons, choose the lessons you are interested in.  Many links.  https://sites.google.com/site/wheatonsurname/beginners-guide-to-genetic-genealogy
15.   DNABargains is a new site from Thomas MacEntee.  As of this writing it is here:  https://nationaldnaday.com/category/bargains/
16.   DNAAdoption:  http://www.dnaadoption.com/    Tabs: Get Started, How To’s, Reference Docs, For Adoptees, Tools (various specialized programs).  First Look Classes for FTDNA, Gedmatch, AncestryDNA, and 23andme are free.
18.   Kitty Cooper’s blog  http://blog.kittycooper.com  Great resource for beginners
19.   Your Genetic Genealogist CeCe Moore   http://www.yourgeneticgenealogist.com;  Consultant for Finding Your Roots and Genealogy Roadshow; website has tabs for Resources and I Recommend. Few blog postings.  Specializes in adoptions and unknown parents. Find her at DNA Detectives Facebook page and DNAAdoption Yahoo Group. 
20.   Legal Genealogist Judy Russell:  http://www.legalgenealogist.com/:  Covers many topics, but writes about DNA on Sundays.

More technical blogs
21.   Steve Morse:  http://stevemorse.org/genetealogy/beyond.htm  An article called Autosome Exposed, an explanation of genetic inheritance.
22.   Segmentology    Https://segmentology.org/ by Jim Bartlett http://segmentology.org/2015/11/22/getting-started-with-autosomal-dna-part-i ; this blog entry is excellent; he hasn’t written part 2 yet; other blog entries are more technical
23.   The Genetic Genealogist Blaine Bettinger   http://www.thegeneticgenealogist.com/   Pretty technical; Shared cM Project; predicting relationships from longest and shared cM of a chromosome segment; especially good for X-chromosome chart.  Does not post often.
24.   DNAeXplained by Roberta Estes  http://dna-explained.com/  detailed DNA explanations but also many posts about her research into her ancestors.  Her website is  http://dna-explain.com/Publications/Publications.asp  where she has many basic articles.  Her excellent articles are long and detailed.  She uses screen shots to show you exactly how to do things.

Groups:  many groups are restricted; just ask and you will be admitted.  Read the rules and abide by them.
25.   http://isogg.org/wiki/Beginners'_guides_to_genetic_genealogy  many links; ISOGG DNA Newbies List   Email:dna-newbie-subscribe@yahoogroups.com  This list has over 1000 posts a month but may be a good place to ask a question.
Facebook Groups:  There are many groups for specific topics, geographical areas, and surnames.  Just search on what you are looking for.
27.   Ancestry-GEDmatch-FTDNA-23andMe-Genealogy-DNA
28.   ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogists)
29.   DNA Tools
30.   GEDMatch.com User Group
31.   GEDmatch Genealogy and Ancestry Group
32.   DNA Gedcom User Group
33.   Search Squad (angels)
34.   DNA Detectives (adoptions)- CeCe Moore
35.   Ancestry Matching Group
36.   Genetic Genealogy Tips and Tools-Blaine Bettinger

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