I learn best by reading (and taking copious notes). Here are portions of our browser bookmarks you may find useful!
Soon after receiving our first DNA test results, we spent a couple months reading everything we could find on DNA and genetic genealogy. Afterwards, we kept these bookmarks, and organized them into a logical reading order. Hopefully, it will help you get up the learning curve faster.
- Genealogy Beyond the Y Chromosome, Autosomes Exposed, by Stephen P. Morse
- Beginners Guide to Genetic Genealogy, by Kelly Wheaton
- From DNA to Genetic Genealogy, Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask, by Stephen P. Morse
- The Shared cM Project—Version 3.0 (August 2017), by Blaine T. Bettinger
- DNAeXplained—Genetic Genealogy, X Marks the Spot, by Roberta Estes
segment-ology.org, by Jim Bartlett, is the go-to for triangulation. These posts are a great place to start on the site:
- CA and MRCA
- Segments: Bottom-Up
- Segments: Top-Down
- Crossovers by Generation
- Anatomy of a TG
- How to Triangulate
- Does Triangulation Work?
The post Crossovers by Generation above answers a question we struggled with for weeks …
How long are the alternating segments of DNA from our parents?
This is the only place we found it addressed. This post is a must read. In fact, if you read it first, it might provide valuable context for all your reading on this topic.