More About DNA
The science of molecular genetics has been very active in recent years. Genetic testing for genealogy purposes has developed rapidly. Want to learn more about DNA and genetic genealogy? Just click on the links below.
Family Tree DNA, Inc. (FTDNA) is the company which has done much the Beatty testing. Their website explains their services and why they are useful in genealogy. They have paced on their website a paper titled, “I Have the Results of My Genetic Genealogy Test, Now What?” written by Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D. Dr. Bettinger goes into some detail regarding (1) what is and is not genetic genealogy, (2) interpreting Y-DNA results, (3) interpreting mtDNA results, (4) interpreting Family Finder results, and (5) monitoring the field of genetic genealogy. You can read this paper by clicking here.
Mumma, Clan Lindsay, and BFOOV.
Two books were published recently which are relevant to our project. They provide a background in genetics and much information about interpreting DNA data. They are:
DNA and Family History, by Chris Pomery.
These books can be purchased from various booksellers (such as Amazon.com) or on the authors’ personal websites. Selected parts of these books may be available to be read on-line.