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Recommended Reading


1.  DNA for Family Historians

by Alan Savin

ISBN 0-9539171-0-X

First edition 2000, 32 pages, paperback, Language English

This short booklet explores the potential use of DNA for family history research.   Simplified genetic theory and case studies are examined and the usefulness and problems of using DNA as a tool for genealogy are discussed.   It is written at a level to be understood by any layperson.   Alan Savin has been a genealogist since 1986.   He is a member of the Guild of One Name Studies, the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies and several family history societies.   Since 1997 he has carried out joint research with Dr. Mark Thomas of University College, London on Y-chromosome DNA.

This book can be ordered from;

 Alan Savin
Genetic Genealogy Guides
9 Bannard Road Maidenhead
Berkshire, England SL6 4NG

Price (inc. airmail & packaging), UK: 3.99    USA: $6.99 USD


 2. The Human Inheritance: Genes, Language, and Evolution

by Bryan Sykes (Editor), Hardcover - December 1999

In the words of Oxford Ancestors, "they have harnessed the power and precision of modern DNA- based genetics in the service of genealogy".   Oxford Ancestors builds on over a decade of research into human populations and their origins carried out by Professor Bryan Sykes, Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Oxford, and his team at the Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford.


 3. The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry

by Bryan Sykes, Hardcover - available June 2001; not yet published


 4. The Book of Man

by Sir Walter Bodmer, Published in 1994.

A good example of the progress being made is the finding of useful markers within the male chromosome called the Y-chromosome.


5. Cohen Study

Reported in the scientific journal "Nature",  July 1998


6. Cracking the Genome: Inside the Race to Unlock Human DNA

by Kevin Davies [editor of Nature Genetics],  The Free Press, New York, 2001 ISBN 0-7432-0479-4


7. Population Genetics: A Concise Guide

by John H. Gillespie, Hardcover - January 1999


8. Genome

by Matt Ridley, originally published in Great Britain in 1999.


9.  Transducing The Genome

 by Gary Zweiger, copyright 2001


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