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Selected Genetic Genealogy Resources

Print Resources

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Ball, Edward. The genetic strand : exploring a family history through DNA. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2007.

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Berry, Kenyatta D. The family tree toolkit : a comprehensive guide to uncovering your ancestry and researching genealogy. New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018].

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Bettinger, Blaine T. and Wayne, Debbie Parker. Genetic genealogy in practice. Arlington, VA : National Genealogical Society, [2016].

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Bettinger, Blaine T. The family tree guide to DNA testing and genetic genealogy. Cincinnati, Ohio : Family Tree Books, [2016].

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Doolin-Aulicino, Emily F. Genetic genealogy : the basics and beyond. Bloomington, IN : Authorhouse, 2014, c2013.


Dowell, David R. NextGen genealogy : the DNA connection. Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2015].

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Elder, Diana, et. al. Research like a pro with DNA : a genealogist’s guide to finding and confirming ancestors with DNA evidence. Highland, Utah : Family Locket Books, [2021].

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Fitzpatrick, Colleen. DNA and genetic genealogy. Fountain Valley, CA : Rice Book Press, c2005.

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Hill, Richard. Finding family : my search for roots and the secrets in my DNA. [Sanger, California] : Familius LLC, [2017].

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Holton, Graham S., et. al. Tracing your ancestors using DNA : a guide for family and local historians. South Yorkshire, England : Pen & Sword Books, 2019.

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Kennett, Debbie. DNA and social networking : a guide to genealogy in the twenty-first century. Strud : History Press, 2011.

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Krause, Carol. How healthy is your family tree? : a complete guide to tracing your family’s medical and behavioral history. New York : Simon & Schuster, [1995].

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Krimsky, Sheldon. Understanding DNA Ancestry. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2022.

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Lee, Andrew and Lee, Devon Noel. DNA Q & A: real questions from real people about genetic genealogy. [Humble, Texas] : FHF Group, LLC, [2018].

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Mayflower, James. Genealogy: DNA and the family tree. [Columbia, SC] : [2017].

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Merrick, Daniel W. The royal DNA of Meyrick, Myrick, Merrick family : ancestry genealogical evidence and DNA. Smethport, PA : Eternal Light & Power Company Publishing, [2017].

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Pomery, Chris. DNA and family history: how genetic testing can advance your genealogical research. Toronto : Dundurn Group, [2004].

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Pomery, Chris. Family history in the genes : trace your DNA and grow your family tree. Kew: National Archives, 2007.

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Redmonds, George et. al. Surnames, DNA and family history. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.

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Smolenyak, Megan and Turner, Ann. Trace your roots with DNA: using genetic tests to explore your family tree. [Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale ; [New York] : Distributed to the trade by Holzbrinck Publishers, c2004.

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Starr, D. Barry A handy guide to paternity, relationship, and ancestry DNA tests : help in picking the right test and in interpreting the results. D. Barry Starr, [2017].

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Southard, Diahan. Your DNA guide, the book : step-by-step plans to connect you with your family using your DNA. [United States] : Your DNA Guide, [2020].

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Vance, J. David. The genealogist’s guide to Y-DNA testing for genetic genealogy. [J. David Vance], [2020].

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Wayne, Debbie Parker. Advanced genetic genealogy : techniques and case studies. Cushing, Texas : Wayne Research, 2019.

DNA and Adoption

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Anderson, Don. Paper and spit : family found how DNA and genealogy revealed my first parents’ identity. [North Charleston, South Carolina] : [CreateSpace], [2017].

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Berger, Geraldine. Living in the know : the adoptee’s quick-start guide to finding family with DNA testing. [Rhode Island?] : Byram Books, [2021].

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Billingsley, Frank. Swabbed & found : an adopted man’s DNA journey to discover his family tree. Houston, Texas : Bright Sky Press, [2017].

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Hill, Richard. Finding family : my search for roots and the secrets in my DNA. [Sanger, California] : Familius LLC, [2017].

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Kirkpatrick, Brianne and Combs-Bennett, Shannon. The DNA guide for adoptees : how to use genealogy and genetics to uncover your roots, connect with your biological family, and better understand your medical history. [United States] : [Brianne Kirkpatrick and Shannon Combs-Bennett], [2019].


Weinberg, Tamar. The adoptee’s guide to DNA testing : how to use genetic genealogy to discover your long-lost family. Cincinnati, OH : Family Tree Books, [2018].

DNA and Ethnic Heritage

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Day, Aaron L. DNA to Africa : the search continues. West Conshohocken, Pa. : Infinity Pub., 2013.

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Deboeck, Guido J. Flemish DNA & ancestry : history of three families over five centuries using conventional and genetic genealogy : includes Flanders-Flemish DNA project. Arlington, VA : Dorkus Publishing, [2007].

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Hart, Anne. Where to find your Arab-American or Jewish genealogy records : also: Mediterranean, Assyrian, Iranian, Greek & Armenian. New York : ASJA Press, [2005].

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Kruski, Jason. A guide to Chicago and Midwestern Polish-American genealogy. Baltimore, Maryland : Printed for Clearfield Company by Genealogical Publishing Company, 2018.

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TallBear, Kimberly. Native American DNA : tribal belonging and the false promise of genetic science. Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, 2013.

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Yates, Donald N. and Yates, Teresa A. Cherokee DNA studies : real people who proved the geneticists wrong. Phoenix, Arizona : Panther’s Lodge Publishers, [2014].

Internet Resources

Access Genealogy

Provides an overview of genetic genealogy as well as articles to better understand topics such as DNA tests, kits, and breaking through brick walls using DNA.

Central Indiana DNA Interest Group

Non-profit organization that provides education on the benefits of genealogical DNA testing. Central Indiana DNA Group (CIDIG) staff may be available to assist you with your DNA questions in one-on-one 15-minute consultation sessions on the second Saturday of the month. To learn about how to schedule an appointment for a free DNA consultation, please click here.

Cyndi’s List DNA, Genetics & Family Health

Cyndi’s List offers a collection of DNA, Genetics & Family Health websites. It also provides thousands of genealogy related websites by category on its site.

International Society of Genetic Genealogy

The mission of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy is to advocate for and educate about the use of genetics as a tool for genealogical research while promoting a supportive network for genetic genealogists.

Learn Genetics

University of Utah’s Genetic Science Learning Center provides information and resources on basic genetics, genetic science, genetic disorders, family health history, and more.

Library of Congress Research Guide - Genetic Genealogy: DNA and Family History

Research guide with information on genetic genealogy and how DNA science can help genealogists expand their family tree.

The Genetic Genealogist blog

This blog explores news and topics related to genetic genealogy and genealogy research.

National Library of Medicine – Help Me Understand Genetics – Genetic Testing

Offers diverse article on genetic testing topics such as screening tests, costs, and benefits as well as a page on understanding genetics.

NGS Committee on Genetic Genealogy

National Genealogical Society Committee on Genetic Genealogy provides basic information on why a person should take a DNA test, what types of tests are available, some of the companies that offer tests, and more.

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