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.
Elizabeth (Beth) Balkite is a graduate of Connecticut College and the graduate program in human genetics at Sarah Lawrence College. She is a retired genetic counselor and educator. Beth has studied her own family history for over seven years and has taught genetic genealogy at OLLI for four years. Her teaching experience has also included presenting in the Advanced Genetic Genealogy course at GRIP (Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh) and basic genetic genealogy at NC State University.