Course Description

ONLINE: Millions of people have done DNA testing to determine where their ancestors were from and to identify additional relatives to add to their family tree. But the full power of DNA test results can often be difficult to grasp. This course is for genealogy DNA beginners: people who have DNA test results and need assistance understanding them. The following topics will be presented and discussed: 1) basic DNA science and the kinds of DNA used in genealogy: X, Y, mitochondrial and autosomal; 2) how to interpret ethnicity findings, how to use DNA results to find relatives; 3) the different tools used to interpret DNA results that are available on the websites of Ancestry, 23andMe, FamilyTreeDNA and MyHeritage. Typically, a lecture will be followed by discussion, frequently drawing on students' own inquiries. | Lecture + Q&A, Facilitated discussion.

Max enrollment: 200.

Class sessions are recorded.

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