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Daughters of the American Revolution
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This is a project dedicated to the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) to connect members, their families, and prospective members actively pursing the application process through use of DNA evidence. DAR members may submit mitochondrial DNA, autosomal DNA, or Y-DNA (in the case of close male relatives) to the project. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. With more than 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit www.dar.org. Reading and Video Resources that may help your research: Revision Date: Sept. 27, 2021 Selected Bibliography of Books on DNA Bettinger, Blaine T. The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy. , 2019. Print. Bettinger, Blaine T, and Debbie P. Wayne. Genetic Genealogy in Practice. , 2016. Print. Holton, Graham S. Tracing Your Ancestors Using DNA. , 2019. Print. Kirkpatrick, Brianne, and Shannon Combs-Bennett. The DNA Guide for Adoptees: How to Use Genealogy and Genetics to Uncover Your Roots, Connect with Your Biological Family, and Better Understand Your Medical History. , 2019. Print. Skwarecki, Beth. Genetics 101: From Chromosomes and the Double Helix to Cloning and DNA Tests, Everything You Need to Know About Genes. , 2018. Print. Southard, Diahan. Your DNA Guide, the Book: Step-by-step Plans to Connect You with Your Family Using Your DNA. , 2020. Print. Sykes, Bryan. Dna Usa: A Genetic Portrait of America. Place of publication not identified: Liveright Publishing Corp, 2013. Print. Sykes, B. The Seven Daughters of Eve. Norton, 2001. Print. Wayne, Debbie P. Advanced Genetic Genealogy : Techniques and Case Studies. Wayne Research, 2019. Print. Weinberg, Tamar. The Adoptee's Guide to DNA Testing: How to Use Genetic Genealogy to Discover Your Long-Lost Family. , 2018. Print. Selected Bibliography on Videos Related to Understanding Basic DNA in Genealogy Ancestry DNA vs. My Heritage DNA: Which Has Better Genetic Genealogy Tools? https://youtu.be/Qu1MnI-RGIg Are all your DNA Cousin Matches Worth Researching? https://youtu.be/O9tVgFmOxmk Are Small DNA cM Segments Valid for Genetic Genealogy Research? https://youtu.be/aFSNXlYFnVI Are you Related to all Those Matches? A Segment of DNA https://youtu.be/XOJN7xUTRmg DNA and Genealogy: The Basics https://youtu.be/zvRSdw0hzAM FamilyTreeDNA: Overview & Family Finder Autosomal Test (Part 1 of 3) Genetic Genealogy https://youtu.be/6fXgeNba6bY FamilyTreeDNA: Y-DNA Test (The Fathers Line) (Part 2 of 3) Genetic Genealogy https://youtu.be/XAlAnrM_Rhg FamilyTreeDNA: Mitochondrial DNA Test (The Maternal Line) Part 3 of 3) Genetic Genealogy https://youtu.be/_OogKPzSUIg How Often Does DNA Recombine? https://youtu.be/deVFRBA4zlo I Took 5 DNA Tests and Compared Them: Which One is Best? https://youtu.be/gDk9w_JEgjY Your DNA Questions Answered https://youtu.be/uUlZh_VYt7k