Tuesday, 26 September 2006

Family Secrets Revealed with DNA Analysis

Here is the text of the handout that went with my presentation at the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa conference last Saturday.

1. Web Resources
Genetics & Genealogy - An Introduction with some DNA Case Study Examples, by Charles F. Kerchner, Jr. - http://www.kerchner.com/anonftp/pub/introg&g.htm

“How to” guide for DNA genealogists who have Y chromosome haplotype - http://www.geocities.com/mcewanjc/howto.htm

International Society of Genetic Genealogy - http://www.isogg.org

World Families Network - http://www.worldfamilies.net

Y Chromosome Haplotype Reference Database - http://www.ystr.org/index.html

2. DNA Testing
DNA Company Comparison Chart – very detailed information on markers tested - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bonsteinandgilpin/dna/ydnaco.htm

Company Sites
Ancestry-by-DNA - http://ancestrybydna.com
DNA Fingerprint (merging with FTDNA) - http://www.dna-fingerprint.com
DNA Heritage - http://www.dnaheritage.com
DNA Tribes - http://www.dnatribes.com
EthnoAncestry - http://www.ethnoancestry.com
Family Tree DNA - http://www.familytreedna.com
Oxford Ancestors - http://www.oxfordancestors.com
Relative Genetics - http://www.relativegenetics.com
Trace Genetics - http://www.tracegenetics.com

Project Sites
Genographic Project - https://www3.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/
Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation - http://smgf.org

3. Books
The Seven Daughters of Eve, by Bryan Sykes, ISBN: 0393020185

Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree, by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak and Ann Turner, ISBN: 1594860068

4: Web Lecture Extra
Beyond the Human Genome Project: http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/page.asp?tip=1&id=3853