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Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] READABLE BOOKS ON DNA
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 14:33:24 +0000 (GMT)
I would also recommend these books as a good read.
DNA and genetics are certainly interesting extensions of the hobby which is genealogy. I got interested in the longer time span of my own family, when I got back as far I could with my own tree ie. early 1700s and started to wonder who the other ancestors were that I was unable to find. Alas I am unable to get anywhere with my paternal line either, so am stuck with my maternal line.
It was amazing to me to find out that my mitochondrial DNA had been passed down from mother to daughter to daughter through the ages past.It made me wonder who these brave and wonderful women had been in my genetic history and what lives they had lived.If just one small chance of bad luck had happened to any one of these hundreds /thousands /ten of thousands of women , the line would have been broken and I would not be here. So I thank my ancestral Mothers for their good luck and nurturing and choices of partners whose DNA made me me.
And the same goes for every one of us . Quite spiritual really!
At present what we know on global genetics, population migrations, where we came from, where our ancestors lived and so is not fully known. But I guess some day we will all be able to trace our roots as far as we wish.Perhaps when our family tree is truly complete we will all give up our genealogy and start a new hobby! Surely none is as all encompassing. as genealogy?
Margaret ODonnell <> wrote: For those of you who are interested in the latest mDNA / DNA - discussion.
Here are a few ( non boring or long winded ) Good Books on the subject,
available to buy from Play.com, Amazon Books and Bryan Sykes at Oxford
Ancestors - or ask your Library if they have copies. Happy Reading - if
anyone knows of other good books please let us know.
" The Daughters Of Eve " by Bryan Sykes ( mDNA)
Bantam Press - ISBN. 0-593-04836-9
" Blood Of The Isles" by Bryan Sykes.
Corgi Books - ISBN. 978-0-552-15465-9
" Adams Curse " by Bryan Sykes.
Corgi Books - ISBN. 0-552-14989-6
" The Origins Of The British " by Stephen Oppenheimer.
Robinson London/ Constable & Robinson Ltd - ISBN. 978-1-84529-482-3
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