Digital Library in The Service of Genetic Genealogy

MIHICH, Velibor and RAJEVAC, Milan and TODOROVICH, Branko (2019) Digital Library in The Service of Genetic Genealogy. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2019 - Athens, Greece - Libraries: dialogue for change in Session S06 - Local History and Genealogy with Asia and Oceania. In: Theme 1: Libraries as mediators, producers and partners in the development of community awareness and cultural understanding Theme 2: Local History and Genealogy in multiethnic societies, the impact of genetic mapping and digitized sources, 21-22 August 2019, Belgrade, Serbia.

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Abstract

Digital Library in The Service of Genetic Genealogy

In the research of origin, genetic genealogy allows us to go to the earliest of our ancestors. However, the results of DNA analysis alone are not enough to establish and explain the relationships among the individuals. For more precise conclusions, it is necessary to be examined what has been recorded in the historical sources and literature. The Society of Serbian Genealogists “Poreklo” (“Origin”), which started Serbian DNA project in 2012, several years later also started work on forming special Digital Library for genealogical research. From that time, project grew covering many geographical regions of Western Balkans and ever-increasing Y-DNA database. Digital library also grew and now contains more than 3.800 titles of genealogical character, covering many regions of Western Balkan and even territories tied to historical migration routes out of this region. The special quality of this library is a convenient word or phrase search of all digitized books. Consequently, every new genetic result which contains the main information about a tested person can be checked in one simple and fast way. In many cases, this helps to figure out the secrets of genetic origins.

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