Course Description

ONLINE: Once you have a multigenerational family tree and DNA test results and have used the tools on your testing company’s website, what other resources are available to solve ancestor relationship questions? This course is intended for individuals with experience (advanced beginners and intermediates) using DNA for genealogy but who need help to do more in-depth analysis. Classes will cover the following topics using case presentations: how to upload raw DNA results from one database to another, either for free or with a subscription; how to use third-party tools such as GEDmatch Tier 1 and DNA Painter (WATO and DNA segment analysis) to analyze ancestral relationships; and how to interpret results of Y-DNA and mtDNA tests and the significance of haplogroups. Typically, a lecture is followed by Q&A, but the instructor also likes using students' cases to demonstrate or teach some concepts. | Lecture + Q&A, Facilitated discussion.

Max enrollment: 200.

Class sessions are recorded.

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Section Title
Genealogy VI (B) - Intermediate: Applying DNA to Your Family Tree
Online - Zoom
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Feb 28, 2023 to Apr 04, 2023
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Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
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Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

: Prerequisites include Genealogy VIA or some experience applying DNA results to a multigenerational family tree. Introductory information will not be covered in this course. There will be optional assigned readings in the Bettinger book and a few optional assignments that will be discussed in class.

Recommended reading:
Blaine T. Bettinger, "The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy" (9781440300578)

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