Get the tips and tricks you need to make connections in your genealogy research using your DNA results.
- basic terms in genetic genealogy.
- the different types of DNA tests available and how to use them for your specific research goals.
- how to tie DNA testing results to your genealogy research goals.
- who to test in your family and how to make inferences based on those relationships and the DNA you share.
- how to use traditional genealogy research to confirm leads gained in genetic genealogy.
Nuts and Bolts
Genetic genealogy truly bears fruit if multiple family members on multiple lines of the family have tested. Learn how to create and manage a project for your family while being mindful of privacy and sensitive issues that may arise.
Case Study: Using DNA to Unearth the Origins of Unknown Ancestors
Discover how DNA, online and offline genealogy converged to break down a more than 100 year old brick wall revealing the life, times, and relations of a mysterious multi-ethnic man named John Lee.
Case Study: Using DNA to Verify a Former Slaveholder
The Trask family of western Massachusetts ran a cotton empire valued upwards of $4 million, all while largely remaining residents of the northeast United States. Discover how shared DNA among a group of more than 80 people who descend from their formerly enslaved lead to the discovery of one of the most documented groups of enslaved people before the Civil War.
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