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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION
1
 
 
THE DIGITAL DETECTIVE
5
Introduction
5
Getting Started
6
Location, Location, Location
13
When?
21
Stempers
59
 
 
A CASE STUDY IN DIGITAL DETECTIVE WORK
WHERE, WHO, WHEN, WHY?
61
 
 
THE DATABASE DETECTIVE
 
Introduction
75
Getting Started
79
Periodical Databases - Using City Directories
83
Event Databases
103
Unusual Reference Materials
110
Using Multiple Sources to Construct a Family Story
113
Cultural Profiling
117
 
 
CASE STUDY IN DATABASE DETECTIVE WORK
THE HISTORY OF THE ULMER FAMILY
125
 
 
THE DNA DETECTIVE
 
Introduction
145
About DNA
147
Mutations
153
 Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs)
155
      Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) Clades
156
      Y-DNA Haplogroups
164
         X-Chromosome SNPs
164
      Autosomal DNA Testing
166
 Y_DNA Short Tandem Repeats (STRs)
171
Single Nmae Studies
176
Non-Paternity Events
181
Genetic Genealogy Testing Companies and Testing Options
184
Online Databases
187
The moSt Recent Common Ancestor (MRCA)
189
Cladograms
193
There WIll Always Be Mysteries Left
202
 
 
Appendix A–A Short Discussion of the Mathematical Models Used for
MRCA Calculations
204
Appendix B–How to Construct a Spreadsheet for MRCA Analysis
206
Appendix C–Creating a Cladogram
208
Appendix D–Pairwise Mismatches
223