Course Description

Once you have a multigeneration family tree and have used the genealogy tools available from your DNA test company, what more can you do? This course is intended for individuals with some basic genealogy experience who feel they still have a need for greater in-depth analysis of their research and assistance with filling out their family tree and family history. We will explore many different types of records as sources and discuss dead-ends and brick walls. A helpful genealogical WANDER method will provide a structure for research. Since DNA is an important "record" to use in genealogy, there will be instruction on how to work DNA matches to understand relationships. There will also be discussion and demonstration of third-party tools such as the Leeds method, GEDmatch Tier 1, and DNA Painter. Finally, the course will explore deep ancestry with haplogroups, Y-DNA, and mtDNA. | Lecture + Q&A.

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Section Title
Genealogy 201: Genealogy, DNA, and You
Online - Zoom
11:00AM to 12:30PM
Feb 16, 2021 to Apr 20, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

Prerequisite: Students should have done their genealogical family history (at least three generations) and have their DNA test results to work with.

Recommended reading:

Kimberly Powell, The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy, 3rd edition (9781440570698)

Blaine T Bettinger, The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, 2nd edition (9781440300578)