DNA and Social Networking by Debbie Kennett due 28th November 2011

We are in the midst of an exciting time for the family historian with an explosion of online resources and new scientific and technological developments. DNA testing can now be used to prove or disprove genealogical connections and will put you in touch with your genetic cousins around the world. It can also take you back beyond the paper trail into your pre-surname history. Social networking tools can help you to find and stay in touch with friends and relatives, and provide new ways to share and collaborate with other researchers.

Many family historians struggle to cope with these new technologies and Debbie Kennet provides in-depth guidance on how to use these tools effectively.

  • The two key advances of DNA and social networking are helping to transform genealogical research.
  • Easy –to-understand non-scientific language.
  • Explains the facts and potential of DNA testing for the genealogist.
  • Covers the different types of DNA tests available and provides practical examples.
  • Social networking is a natural complement to DNA testing and is an important tool in the search for living relatives.
  • Provides guidance on using all the latest online innovations such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs, Wikis , informative websites such as Genes Reunited, Ancestry, Friends Reunited and other collaborative tools such as bookmarking.
  • Includes an extensive list of relevant websites, a list of DNA testing companies, detail about various DNA projects and surname resources.

Debbie Kennett is an editor and avid genealogist. She is the founder of the Cruse/Cruwys one-name study, and organises three large international DNA projects. She writes for many family history magazines, and has been an enthusiastic early adopter of social media for genealogy. She lives in Berkshire.

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DNA and Social Networking
Debbie Kennett
To be published in hardback, 28th November 2011 at £14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7524-5862-5