Looking for a Jewish Genealogy DNA Book #dna


Michelle Sandler
 

I just found out about another book which is from 2019. Does anyone
know about this book? This book I found on Bookshop.org.

Seed Of Israel: DNA Guide To Tracing Your Jewish Ancestry by Joshua Robbin Marks

Michelle Sandler
Westminster, California
Librarian OCJGS


peggyfreedman@...
 

I think that you will have better luck with blogs than with a book because the field is changing so rapidly.  I know that Lara Diamond started a project to come up with statistics about shared cMs and relationships a couple of years ago.  Her blog is at:
Lara's Jewnealogy (larasgenealogy.blogspot.com)

I know that there are several others, hope that other people will add them here.

Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Atlanta, GA USA


miri tur
 

https://www.amazon.com/Endogamy-One-Family-People/dp/1680340387
 
Israel Pickholtz in a Israeli expert on the Jewish DNA subject.
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Richard Werbin
 

The book is available free at Amazon if you have a KindleUnlimited subscription.
19 Reviews: 4.5 / 5
https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=Seed+Of+Israel%3A+DNA+Guide+To+Tracing+Your+Jewish+Ancestry+by+Joshua+Robbin+Marks&ref=nb_sb_noss

But, following review suggests it is for beginners only. Israel Pickholtz book is detailed and very advanced.

Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2019
Verified Purchase
I was excited when this book arrived. But it was a disappointment, the Author is not a specialist in genealogy, he is just a guy who did his own DNA test and writes about it. There are a few charts from other sources, but many of them were illegible. You can learn more from Wikipedia.
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Richard Werbin    New York, New York     JGSNY Membership Vice President


JoAnne Goldberg
 

For people who understand the basics of DNA testing, especially as it relates to our particular endogamous population, and want to take a deep dive into figuring out mysteries in their own family, Israel's book is a must-read. It is not for beginners though! And to try to replicate his techniques, you will need to talk as many known relatives as possible into DNA testing. 

I second the recommendation for Lara Diamond's blog, and Kitty Cooper is also great -- https://blog.kittycooper.com/ --  and her most recent post is particularly relevant to those getting started. 

JoAnne

JoAnne Goldberg - Menlo Park, California; GEDmatch M131535
BLOCH, SEGAL, FRIDMAN, KAMINSKY, PLOTNIK/KIN -- LIthuania
GOLDSCHMIDT, HAMMERSCHLAG,HEILBRUNN, REIS(S), EDELMUTH, ROTHSCHILD, SPEI(Y)ER -- Hesse, Germany
COHEN, KAMP, HARFF, FLECK, FRÖHLICH, HAUSMANN,  DANIEL  -- Rhineland, Germany

 


Richard Werbin
 

Update: The negative comments I wrote was about the book Seed Of Israel: DNA Guide To Tracing Your Jewish Ancestry by Joshua Robbin Marks.
It was from a review at Amazon.
It was not about the book by Israel Pickholtz which is detailed and excellent. 
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Richard Werbin    New York, New York     JGSNY Membership Vice President