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Lisa Louise Cooke
Getting Started: Genetics for the Genealogist By Diahan Southard
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Genealogy and DNA can work hand-in-hand to help you discover your family history. This guide will help you select the DNA test (and testing company) that is right for you. It’s never been... More > easier to get started. Let Your DNA Guide show you the way! This guide provides answers so you can test with confidence: • Explains what DNA can and can’t do for your research • Identifies who in your family should be tested • Explains privacy measures • Provides a comprehensive flow chart that identifies the right test for your research • Helps you choose the right testing company for your test and genealogy research • How to take the test • A Quick Glossary Guide to help you navigate terminology easily< Less
Mitochondrial Dna for the Genealogist By Diahan Southard
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Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) carries with it an indestructible record of your direct maternal line. This guide will cover the basics of mtDNA testing, and how to harness its power in maternal line... More > research. This guide will fully explain the different kinds of DNA tests, and importantly, how to use the results of testing to further your genealogical goals. 4 pages packed with how-to information and graphics.< Less
Y Chromosome Dna for the Genealogist By Diahan Southard
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Genealogy and DNA can work hand-in-hand to help you climb your family tree. Hundreds of thousands of genealogists have turned to YDNA testing to aid in their genealogical efforts. However, after... More > completing the test, many are faced with more questions than answers. This guide will walk you through each aspect of YDNA testing and help you identify your next steps to finding or extending paternal lines. You’ll receive clear and concise explanations of: • How to determine if the YDNA test is right for you and your research • What the YDNA test can tell you • Haplotypes and Haplogroups • How many markers you should have tested • How to get tested step-by-step • The best company for YDNA testing • What the testing company can tell you • How to get the most out of the testing company website tools< Less
Autosomal Dna for the Genealogist By Diahan Southard
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Autosomal DNA is being touted as one of the hottest genealogy tools available, but it leaves many with more questions than answers. Turn to this quick guide for answers to these common questions: -... More > What exactly is autosomal DNA testing? - Who can be tested? - What testing companies provide this testing? - What will the results tell me? - What are the maps with all of the ethnicity percentages? - What do those maps have to do with my genealogy? - How do I organize my DNA matches to make the most of the testing? - Use this guide to gain knowledge and confidence in this exciting field of research. Diahan Southard has a background in microbiology with a talent for clear and concise explanations of complicated topics. She has been translating genetics into genealogy for 14 years and currently acts as Your DNA Guide, providing personalized consultation experiences to help genealogists use DNA testing in their genealogy. 4 page guide packed with how-to information and easy to understand graphics.< Less
Myheritage Quick Guide: Genealogy and Family History Website Help By Lisa Louise Cooke
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MyHeritage.com is one of the world’s leading online family history networks. Millions of people worldwide use it to connect with living relatives, calendar events, share photos and stories,... More > create a family tree, and search for relatives in billions of historical records and millions of family trees.It's also a great place to collaborate with others researching the same families. This guide will help you use MyHeritage.com to its full potential! you'll learn how to create a family website on MyHeritage, build your family tree, research records and other's trees, get the most from the built in search tools, quickly navigate the website, and choose the best membership plan (free or paid) for your needs.< Less
Evernote for Mac for Genealogists By Lisa Louise Cooke
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Evernote is the fastest-growing note-taking technology out there, so it is no wonder that it is incredibly popular with genealogists. You’ll want to keep this handy cheat sheet close at hand so... More > that you can take advantage of all of Evernote’s powerful capabilities. Lisa has designed this genealogy reference guide to be easy to use and chock full of ways to maximize your research note-taking. Quick Reference Guide includes: • Getting Started Checklist • Quick Keystrokes to speed up your use of Evernote • Specialized Note-taking Actions • How to Get the Most Out of Clipping • Tips for Maneuvering the Desktop Client • Genealogical Organization Recommendations • Little Known Search Strategies • Specialized Genealogy Focused Techniques such as Source Citation Tips, Clipping Recommendations, and Using Reminders • Evernote Premium vs. Free Comparison Product Specifications: • 4 pages • PDF< Less
Evernote for Windows for Genealogists By Lisa Louise Cooke
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Evernote is the fastest-growing note-taking technology out there, so it is no wonder that it is incredibly popular with genealogists. You’ll want to keep this handy cheat sheet close at hand so... More > that you can take advantage of all of Evernote’s powerful capabilities. Lisa has designed this genealogy reference guide to be easy to use and chock full of ways to maximize your research note-taking. Quick Reference Guide includes: • Getting Started Checklist • Quick Keystrokes to speed up your use of Evernote • Specialized Note-taking Actions • How to Get the Most Out of Clipping • Tips for Maneuvering the Desktop Client • Genealogical Organization Recommendations • Little Known Search Strategies • Specialized Genealogy Focused Techniques such as Source Citation Tips, Clipping Recommendations, and Using Reminders • Evernote Premium vs. Free Comparison Product Specifications: • 4 pages • PDF< Less
Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse By Lisa Louise Cooke
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Here's the dirty little secret about tablets and the iPad: they are not laptops. Once the genealogist accepts that truth they can untether themselves from the restraints of that mindset and embrace... More > what I call the "Tablet Mindset." And in Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse you will learn how to unleash your iPad's potential for family history on-the-go! These pages are packed with the tools you need to get the most out your tablet: • An in depth look at over 65 apps that are ideal for the genealogist • 32 Fabulous Tips and Tricks that will make you a power user • See it for yourself with recommended online videos Do you have a tablet other than an iPad? No problem! Comparable apps available in Google Play are included. And the Tips and Tricks section will give you clues as to features to look for on your brand of tablet.< Less
Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse By Lisa Louise Cooke
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Here's the dirty little secret about tablets and the iPad: they are not laptops. Once the genealogist accepts that truth they can untether themselves from the restraints of that mindset and embrace... More > what I call the "Tablet Mindset." And in Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse you will learn how to unleash your iPad's potential for family history on-the-go! These pages are packed with the tools you need to get the most out your tablet: • An in depth look at over 65 apps that are ideal for the genealogist • 32 Fabulous Tips and Tricks that will make you a power user • See it for yourself with recommended online videos Do you have a tablet other than an iPad? No problem! Comparable apps available in Google Play are included. And the Tips and Tricks section will give you clues as to features to look for on your brand of tablet.< Less
How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers (digital pdf) By Lisa Louise Cooke
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You're interested in learning more about your family history, and you've probably heard several people say "be sure to check old newspapers!" Sounds great, right? But which newspapers were... More > around back then? And where are they now? This book provides you with a fool-proof research process, and is stuffed with everything you need for genealogical success: - Step-by-Step Instructions - Worksheets and Checklists - Tons of Free Online Resources - Websites that are worth Shelling Out a Few Bucks For - A Massive Amount of Location Specific Websites - A Case Study that Puts It All to the Test It's the answer to finding what's black and white and read all over: YOUR FAMILY HISTORY!< Less