Disclaimer: I have received no monetary or other consideration for this post. I have, in fact, purchased the hard copy version of this book online for my own use.
Diana Elder, Nicole Dyer and Robin Wirthlin have published a new companion book to Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide.
It has a similar title: Research Like a Pro with DNA: A Genealogist’s Guide to Finding and Confirming Ancestors with DNA Evidence, but it includes the very important component in today’s genealogy research – incorporating DNA results with paper trail evidence.
First, this is not a book explaining the ins and outs of what DNA is – the purpose of the book is to teach researchers how to incorporate DNA into traditional genealogical research and how to document DNA results to today’s standards. Nicole Dyer’s opening sentence in the Introduction makes it clear: Have you been wondering how to use DNA evidence in your genealogy research?
Table of Contents
Foreword by Paul Woodbury
Introduction by Nicole Dyer
How to Use This Book
Chapter 1: Take a DNA Test
Chapter 2: Assess Your DNA Matches and Analyze Your Pedigree
Chapter 3: Organize Your DNA Matches Visually with Diagrams and Family Trees
Chapter 4: Create a Research Objective
Chapter 5: Write Source Citations for DNA and Documentary Sources
Chapter 6: Analyze Your Sources and Evaluate Your DNA Matches
Chapter 7: Locality Research and Ethnicity
Chapter 8: DNA Tools and Methodology
Chapter 9: Research Planning with DNA
Chapter 10: Research Logs and Writing As You Go
Chapter 11: Correlating the Findings and Finishing the Research Report
Chapter 12: What’s Next? Publishing, Productivity, and Further Education
Appendix A: Supplemental Material
Appendix B: Source List
Appendix C: Work Samples
This book, a massive 346 pages long, is an excellent companion piece to the original Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide. It has been available in Kindle format for a while, but the paper version was released just before the holidays.
Amazon includes a “Look inside” option for this book so you can preview before ordering your copy.
Learn more about them at Family Locket. Many services are offered, ranging from their blog, to podcasts to professional research services to resources for children interested in delving into their family history.
Research Like a Pro with DNA: A Genealogist’s Guide to Finding and Confirming Ancestors with DNA Evidence can be ordered online for 29.99 or, with Prime, for 27.60, for a hard copy and/or for $9.99 in Kindle.
It’s in stock and will be an excellent addition to your genealogy bookshelf.