DNA Webinars and Education

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Did you know there are webinars about DNA testing as entire conferences focusing on DNA? Check them out at National DNA Day!

UPDATED 5:00 pm CDT, Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Listed below are various webinars and educational opportunities related to DNA testing, genetic genealogy and related topics.

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DNA Webinars

Upcoming Legacy Family Tree Webinars

Note: Click here to register for multiple upcoming webinars at Legacy Family Tree Webinars

  • True Stories of Families Reunited thanks to Genetic Genealogy presented by MyHeritage Webinars, Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 1:00 pm Central  – “MyHeritage has brought together many long lost relatives thanks to DNA Matching technology and a huge database of family trees and historical records. In this webinar, our research team will present a few of our favorite heartwarming reunions.” Click HERE to register.

Note: many webinars are free to attend and then the recording is available for either site members or to purchase as a digital download after the event.

 

Upcoming Live Hack Genealogy DNA Boot Camps

Hack Genealogy has produced a series of DNA Boot Camps covering a variety of topics with genetic genealogy expert Mary Eberle, JD.

Researching Difficult DNA Matches & Understanding Ethnicity Estimates – Saturday, September 29, 2018

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  • Best Tools for Researching Difficult DNA Matches: Have a really strong DNA match, but that the person doesn’t even have a name, let alone a tree? This webinar covers both free and subscription-based websites to help your detective work. It also covers the clues that can be used to figure out who matches are, where they’re from, and other important information. These new insights into your mystery can help you figure out your connection to them and place them in your family tree.
  • Understanding Ethnicity Estimates: Think that ethnicity estimates provided by DNA testing don’t help, they’re wrong, or at best, they’re just fun? Learn how and when your client’s ethnicity estimates can be useful. This talk will cover 1) how ethnicity estimates are generated and the ancestral timeframe they reflect; 2) differences between the DNA testing companies; 3) additional tools to further explore ethnicity estimates; and 4) how to identify situations in which they can be very helpful. Several case studies where ethnicity estimates helped solve the genealogy mystery at hand will be covered.

GEDMatch & Combining DNA and Non-DNA Evidence – Saturday, November 10, 2018

Registration opens October 1, 2018

  • GEDMatch – Powerful Tools for Analyzing DNA Results and Finding New DNA Matches: GEDMatch is a free, third-party website offering additional tools to interpret your DNA results. Tools include a chromosome browser. GEDMatch accepts DNA test results from DNA testing companies, such as Ancestry, FTDNA, and 23andMe. It can be a great way to find new matches. Learn how to use this helpful website.
  • Case Study: Combining DNA and Non-DNA Evidence: This case study shows the importance of combining DNA and non-DNA evidence to solve an unexpected genealogy mystery. With an extensive tree in hand, it might seem that DNA would only help fill in gaps and breakdown brick walls. However, DNA pruned an entire branch of the client’s tree and uncovered a mystery. DNA—along with census records, family stories, and a pony—helped reconstruct the pruned branch.

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DNA Digital Downloads

A digital download could be a cheat sheet, a reference guide or a recorded webinar with handouts.

Family Tree Magazine

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Many of the live webinars held at Family Tree University are recorded and sold as digital downloads at Family Tree Magazine. Click HERE to view all webinars available.

Hack Genealogy DNA Boot Camps

Hack Genealogy has produced a series of DNA Boot Camps covering a variety of topics with genetic genealogy expert Mary Eberle, JD.

Hack Genealogy has produced a series of DNA Boot Camps covering a variety of topics with genetic genealogy expert Mary Eberle, JD. View the offerings below or use this short list to jump to a specific topic:

  • Getting Started with DNA and Genealogy
  • Additional DNA Tools and Concepts
  • Using Y-DNA, Mitochondrial DNA, and X-DNA for Genealogy Research
  • Interpreting Your AncestryDNA Results
  • Interpreting Your FTDNA and 23andMe Results
  • Solving Family Mysteries with DNA
  • Finding Birth Families Using DNA

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Upcoming DNA Conferences

The following events including dedicated DNA and Genealogy conferences OR Genealogy Conferences with a DNA education track:

  • New York State Family History Conference: September 13-15, 2018, Tarrytown, New York. Click here for details.
  • BIFHSGO Family History Conference: September 28-30, 2018, Ottawa, Ontario. Click here for details.

 

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