Kerchner's Recommended Reading and Book List
to Learn More About DNA and DNA Testing

Learn more about Genealogy by Genetics.
See my "Genetics & Genealogy - An Introduction" report. It's free.
Also check out my Genetic Genealogy DNA Testing Dictionary
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Recommended Books

Review, and order on-line if desired, the following educational book(s) about DNA, DNA testing, and Genetic Genealogy.

If you can only read/buy three books my top three picks to get up to speed in this new field are:

Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree

Genetic Genealogy DNA Testing Dictionary

Reflections of Our Past: How Human History is Revealed in Our Genes




New Books!

Deep Ancestry: Inside the Genographic Project, by Spencer Wells




Other books I have and recommend are:

DNA and Family History

DNA & Genealogy

Human Evolutionary Genetics

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Decoding Your Genes

How To DNA Test Our Family Relationships?

The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey

The Real Eve: Modern Man's Journey Out of Africa

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

The Great Human Diasporas: The History of Diversity and Evolution

The History and Geography of Human Genes [Abridged Version]

Principles of Population Genetics

Phylogenetic Trees Made Easy, A How-To Manual

Essential Genetics

DNA: The Secret of Life

Y: The Descent of Men

X: How the X Chromosome Controls Our Lives


The following book can be purchased via the used books network at the Amazon.com site. Click on link below. Then search using the "Rare & Used Books" section in the search pull down window for the title "Function of the Human Body", by Arthur Cuyton, M.D., to locate the order page for that book on the Amazon.com site.
Function Of The Human Body


The booklet "DNA For Family Historians", by Alan Savin, can only be purchased directly from him.
You order his book via his online website.
This booklet is a very basic and easy to read introduction to using DNA testing to assist the Genealogist.
DNA For Family Historians


The "Genetic Genealogy DNA Testing Dictionary", by Charles Kerchner, can only be purchased directly from him.
This dictionary is designed for beginners to learn the terms, abbreviations, and acronyms used in the field of Genetic Genealogy.
You can order his dictionary via his online website.
Genetic Genealogy DNA Testing Dictionary


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