Book Reading Schedule – 2016

Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree – This is an excellent book covering both traditional and genetic genealogy. I recently read it again for a second time and thought –  “this would be a fun and profitable exercise to work through as a group!” So, I’m suggesting for those who are interested – to read through this book at the rate of one chapter every other week – and discuss it via our discussion group the following weeks as suggested in the below schedule. If you are like me, you will want to read it at a faster rate, many would have it read in less than a week. I think there would be value in reading it straight though and then reading it a second time as scheduled – insuring it would be fresh for discussion. I have a second reason for wanting to read this book as a group – as participants make comments and ask questions – this will aid us in setting the agenda for our Morrison-Q Gathering in July. So, I especially encourage all members planning to attend to take part in this exercise. Let me know if you have any questions or comments – and please let us know if you are planning to take part in this book read. I have placed a link below to make purchasing the book convienent. For those who want a Kindle version of the book – click the image of the book and you will have the option of choosing a Kindle version over a paperback. Note: Morrison-Q will receive a percentage of the cost of the book if you purchase via the link below.

Jan 24 – Jan 30
Read Chapter 1 – If You’re New to Genealogy
Jan 31 – Feb 6
Discuss Chapter 1
Feb 7 – Feb 13
Read Chapter 2 – Genetic Essentials
Feb 14 – Feb 20
Discuss Chapter 2
Feb 21 – Feb 27
Read Chapter 3 – Male Bonding: Y Chromosome
Feb 28 – Mar 5
Discuss Chapter 3
Mar 6 – Mar 12
Read Chapter 4 – Maternal Legacy: Mitochondrial DNA
Mar 13 – Mar 19
Discuss Chapter 4
Mar 20 – Mar 26
Read Chapter 5 – Around the World: Geographic Origins
Mar 27 – Apr 2
Discuss Chapter 5
Apr 3 – Apr 9
Read Chapter 6 – Next of Kin: Close Relationships
Apr 10 – Apr 16
Discuss Chapter 6
Apr 17 – Apr 23
Read Chapter 7 – Joining or Running a Project
Apr 24 – Apr 30
Discuss Chapter 7
May 1 – May 7
Read Chapter 8 – Finding Prospects
May 8 – May 14
Discuss Chapter 8
May 15 – May 21
Read Chapter 9 – Contacting and Courting Participants
May 22 – May 28
Discuss Chapter 9
May 29 – Jun 4
Read Chapter 10 – Interpreting and Sharing Results
Jun 5 – Jun 11
Discuss Chapter 10
Jun 12 – Jun 18
Read Chapter 11 – What’s Next?
Jun 19 – Jun 25
Discuss Chapter 11
Jun 26 – Jul 2
Read Appendices
Jul 3 – Jul 9
Discuss Appendices

Link (below) to purchase book – click on the image of the book if you want to the option to purchase the Kindle version of the book

Book Link

About Coit R. Morrison

I'm from the line of Immigrant Brother James (1702-1779). Many from our branch of the family still live between 3rd and 4th Creeks of western Iredell County. I am the administrator of this WEB site. Some of my other interests and WEB sites can be found at
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