Research Like a Pro with DNA: A Genealogist’s Guide to Finding and Confirming Ancestors with DNA Evidence
by Diana Elder, Nicole E. Dyer, and Robin Wirthlin
Do you have thousands of cousin matches, but no idea what to do next?
Perhaps you have found some evidence to support your theories, but are not confident in your conclusions.
Learn a step-by-step method to organize and use your DNA test results to find and confirm ancestors in your family tree.
Diana Elder, AG, Nicole Dyer, and Robin Wirthlin share the method they use in their professional research to incorporate DNA with documentary evidence. Study the methodology in each chapter, then apply it in your own research by completing the associated task. You will:
– group and evaluate your matches
– diagram descent from the common ancestor
– plan next research steps
– track correspondence and research in a log
– and write a report incorporating DNA evidence.
Reviews from Amazon:
Wonderful Method with Concrete Path to Make Progress
McLean Mom 18
I am a big fan of the FamilyLocket team and their first book, Research Like a Pro, which I received for Christmas a few years ago from my uncle-in-law (the only other genealogist in my extended family.) It was a treat to read and gave me concrete steps to improve my research. I saw immediate dividends when I used the method to identify a DAR Patriot as my ancestor, seven generations back,
When I was notified about this book coming out, I knew I had to have it. While I have not yet read the whole book yet, I am taking their eDNA course on which the book is based (or vice versa). Just like with the traditional research book, this book/program offers concrete steps on how to make solid research progress using DNA results. I had been a reticent DNA user. This method has changed all that. I now want to use DNA in all pre-1850 research projects I do.
I have taken many genealogy classes and institutes like the semester long Boston U course, IGHR and many many shorter courses. The wonderful thing about the Research Like a Pro method (both traditional and DNA) is that someone just starting on their genealogical journey can benefit as can advanced practitioners. My uncle who originally introduced me to Research Like a Pro is a hobbyist while I am working as a professional. We both love their method. Get this book. (In fact get both books.) You won’t regret it.
Way to go FamilyLocket team for another job well done. This genealogist sure appreciates it!
Research Like A Pro With DNA– Is a “Best Buy” for family history researchers everywhere!
by John Harrison
Research Like a Pro with DNA is the newest Best Seller from Diana Elder, Nicole Dyer and Robin Wirthlin, and stands on the shoulders of its predecessor, Research Like a Pro–which was a Best Seller published in 2018. The new book incorporates all the universally recognized revolutionary step-by-step methodologies featured in the first book, which is so crucial to breaking down brick walls, and solving the most daunting genealogical puzzles in our families. The authors are experienced, talented, well trained, and are extremely thorough in their instructions in conducting family history research, which now includes the use of DNA testing. The new book has numerous references to useful tips, websites, and other information about leading-edge DNA technology tools and their uses, which are so essential in advancing family research today. The methodologies taught in the pages of the new book add another chapter to “Best Practices” often sought after by professionals and beginners alike in the newly created field of Genetic Genealogy. The methodologies and principles taught demonstrate the use of some of the most advanced DNA tools, which can be applied anywhere in the world, and to any genealogical challenge calling for the use of research, DNA testing, and analysis. Diana, Nicole, and Robin explain and demonstrate how documenting DNA sources and information in enough detail allows us to meet genetic genealogy standards. Overall, I rated this a best buy for family history researchers everywhere!