My books and publications



My first book DNA and Social Networking: A Guide to Genealogy in the Twenty-First Century was published in November 2011 by the History Press, and can be ordered from Amazon.co.uk or direct from The History Press. It can also be purchased from Amazon as a Kindle edition. The book was released in North America in March 2012 and is available from Amazon and other online retailers in the US, Canada and Australia.

My second book for the History Press, The Surnames Handbook, was published in October 2012. The book is a comprehensive guide to researching a surname and covers topics such as surname mapping, DNA testing and one-name studies. The book includes extensive weblinks to all the many online resources for researching a surname. It is also available in a Kindle edition.

I also contributed a chapter entitled "The Napoleonic War Hero" to the book
A Viking in the Family and Other Family Tree Tales by Keith Gregson (The History Press, 2011, pp96-99.) This chapter is about my great-great-great grandfather David Tidbury (c.1785-1867), a veteran of the Peninsular War who also fought at the Battle of Waterloo.





Articles
"Sense about genealogical DNA testing". Sense About Science blog, 15 March 2013.
“Exploring your ancestry through DNA testing”. Celtic Guide August 2012, Volume 1, Issue 8, pp32-34. Available from: http://www.celticguide.com.
“Ancestral research through DNA”. FIBIS – The Journal of the Families in British India Society Spring 2012, Number 27, pp44-52
“Cousins reunited”. Family History Monthly, May 2011, issue 195, pp46-48.
"DNA testing and the Devon DNA Project". Devon Family Historian, number 135, August 2010, pp15-18.
"Geni.com review". Family History Monthly, April 2010, issue 181, pp76-77.
"A decade of DNA testing". The Greenwood Tree, February 2010, Volume 35, Number 1, pp11-12.
"Social networking for family historians". Family History Monthly, February 2010, issue 179, pp36-37.
"Devon DNA Project". Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. Autumn 2009.
"GenealogyWise: A new networking website for family historians"Journal of One-Name Studies, October-December 2009, Volume 10, number 4, pp16-17.
"A practical guide to DNA testing". Family History Monthly, October 2009, issue 174 pp22-25.
"Facebook for family historians". Berkshire Family Historian, Volume 32, March 2009, pp10-12.
"Answers from your Genes"Berkshire Family Historian, Volume 33, September 2008, pp14-17.

Letters
"The DNA debate". Family Tree Magazine,  August 2013, p90.
"DNA discoveries". Your Family Tree, April 2010, p21.
"Making the best DNA match". Ancestors, June 2009.

Book reviews and software reviews
“Tracing your Ancestors from 1066 to 1837: A Guide for Family Historians”. A review of the book by Jonathan Oates. Journal of One-Name Studies October-December 2012, Volume 11, Number 3, p30.
'The Berkshire Probate Index reviewed'. Berkshire Family Historian Volume 36, September 2012,  pp10-11.
"Surnames, DNA and Family History". A review of the book by George Redmonds, Turi King and David Hey. Journal of One-Name Studies January-March 2012, Volume 11, Number 1, p29.

Online publications
A brief biography of my uncle Gerald Herbert Cruwys, a navigator with the RAF in World War II

Transcriptions of wills published on Genuki Devon

Transcriptions of newspaper articles published on Genuki Devon

Indexes

Indentures


Miscellaneous transcriptions
Transcription of various deeds from John Tingey’s Calendar of Deeds Enrolled Within the County of Devon 1536-1673:

© 2012-2014  Debbie Kennett

2 comments:

Charlotte James said...

Nice to find this when having a quiet Google!
I am Elizabeth Hickling's Great Great Grand-daughter. The Kingsley Christening Shawl which is now in my possession, is currently on loan to the Kingsley Museum, Clovelly

Debbie Kennett said...

It's good to know that the christening shawl is still in existence. How exciting that it is now on display in the museum. If you send me a photo of the shawl I could share it with readers of the blog.