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DNA and Social Networking: A Guide to Genealogy in the Twenty-first Century (Inglese) Copertina rigida – 1 ott 2011

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Genetics is a complicated subject, and most geneticists are profoundly incapable of explaining the subject clearly. Debbie Kennett is unparalleled in her ability to make complex science beautifully clear, and in her enthusiasm to explain how this subject really works. If you re interested in using genetics for your family tree, or even if you re already grappling with it, this book is guaranteed to make an immense and refreshing addition to your knowledge. --Anthony Adolph, Genealogist author and broadcaster

DNA and Social Networking is a timely and much needed guide showing family historians how to build up a network of researchers and helpers. --Chris Pomery - Author of DNA and Family History and Family History in the Genes

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27 di 27 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle Insightful and Accurate 7 marzo 2012
Di Amazon Customer - Pubblicato su
Formato: Copertina rigida Acquisto verificato
I hold a Ph.D. in Biology and have taught at the college and university level for over 30 years. Debbie Kennett's new offering DNA and Social Networking is a great guide for anyone interested in understanding the link between our genes and our ancestry including the deep ancestry of our beginnings as a human race. The text is written for ease of understanding and she clearly explains what DNA studies can provide and what they cannot provide to the participant. If you don't want to bog down in the details of molecular biology then this is a good book to expand your understanding and knowledge in a field that is going to be one of the growth areas for genealogists for decades to come.
2 di 2 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
4.0 su 5 stelle Informative, yet most useful for newbies 17 luglio 2013
Di Carolina Magnolia - Pubblicato su
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This book is ideal as a primer for someone who is just now integrating technology and social media into their genealogical pursuits. As with anything relating to technology, much of the content is outdated (broken links, discontinued products and services, revised products, new products). Many of the sources are UK-based. The value of the book, however, is in the author's explanation of balancing the potential benefits of incorporating social media with the need to be aware of how much information one is sharing (personal and research).

I have been researching genealogy for 20 years, using software for 17 years, and using social media for 10 years. I have had my work stolen and presented (with portions written in the first-person copied verbatim) as the thief's own work. I highly recommend this text for those who are wanting to incorporate social media. Social media is wonderful! But, please, follow her pointers.

For those with a similar background incorporating technology and social media into your research, you may find the appendices of sites most valuable. I found a link to a DNA chart most valuable. It was information I already had, but presented in a visual that "clicked" with me more than the pie charts, etc. I believe there are many other hidden gems - like the DNA chart - for the experienced users, too.

This would make a great gift for someone who is new to genealogy, using DNA results, or incorporating social media/Web 2.0 with their research. The digital version (for Kindle or Kindle apps) allows the reader to click on the hyperlink and immediately explore the referenced site.

I would have given 5 stars if there was a link to a blog with updated information.
14 di 14 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle Perfect timing 25 luglio 2012
Di BeverlyD - Pubblicato su
Formato: Copertina rigida
Just as I was considering having my DNA tested for genealogy purposes, along came this book to take all the mystery out of the process. I have a medical background and am not unfamiliar with the difference between Y-DNA and MtDNA, yet there is so much more to know that she clearly outlines in this book. She has clarified what to expect at this point in the evolution of this as yet very young science, in terms of how to choose a company and what results mean. Her hyperlinks to resources are very helpful.

The second half of the book deals with social networking and its usefulness to the family historian, a subject which she also details in clear language and a straightforward attitude. The primary message here is, use it! It's not just for kids, get on Facebook, Twitter, UTube, and anything else where you may find answers to genealogy questions. She also tells us what NOT to do with some of these tools as well, such as giving too much personal information in a public forum.

The only caveat is that the author is clearly British and the book is written with a British reader in mind. Many references are to British archives familiar to a British reader and not so much to an American. That said, I had no difficulty "translating" to my American needs.

I first bought this on my e-reader and now am buying it in the print version because I know I will refer to it again and again in my research.
4 di 4 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
4.0 su 5 stelle Lots of information. 19 dicembre 2012
Di Saelj A Nilsson - Pubblicato su
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I have personally done a DNA test and this book helped me to figure out some of the results and all the information I got thru this test. The book brings out also how to do genealogical research in the US and Great Britain, which is not relevant to me, but the other information made very well up for it.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Who knew? 22 dicembre 2012
Di Earth Wisdom For You - Pubblicato su
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I am a facebook user, I have used Wikipedia, but genealogy wikis? Who knew? Online bookmark storage? That sounds like a dream come true to me when I am so disgusted with Internet Explorer which won't even let me put them in alphabetical order. And the computer stuff as amazing as it is, takes backseat to the DNA stuff.
A totally mystifying subject made plain (after I read this, I realized I am not even sure which type of test I took already). She makes the very valid point that the more we all use it, the better it will get. She gives the background information on the different companies so we know who is doing what. I have been doing genealogy for 10 years extensively, but I feel like a naive beginner who this wonderful author has helped to grow up a bit.