31 Days of “Out of the Box” Genealogy Tips – Your DNA Education
July is completely focused on providing you with genealogy tips that are …..well,….”out of the box”.
Welcome to DAY 10 of the 31 Days of “Out of the Box” Genealogy Tips series! Need to start at the beginning of the series or catch up? Start here.
DAY 10 – Further Your DNA Education!
DNA classes and webinars are perhaps some of the most popular at any genealogy conference! It’s no wonder, really Science and history meet creating more opportunities to finally break down genealogy brick walls.
But …. before we break down any brick walls, we must learn how to use the science of DNA testing as it relates to genealogy. This is a good time for me to confess to you I am not a DNA expert. I understand enough, but not enough to teach on it. That’s why I’ve spent time finding sources for learning about DNA that I can share with you.
4 Places To Learn More About Genetic Genealogy
Fortunately, for researchers finding opportunities for further our DNA education does not have to be difficult.
1.YouTube – Find video presentations on the topic of using DNA in your genealogy research. Most of the testing companies (FamilytreeDNA, MyHeritage, etc) have Youtube channels with videos focused on helping testers understand their results. Also, be sure and check out the Family History Fanatics channel for great DNA videos!
2. Ancestry Academy – Many researchers test their DNA with AncestryDNA. (I give these out as Christmas gifts!) Find presentations here on understanding those AncestryDNA’s testing results.
3.The BYU Family History Library – Find many online webinars on a variety of genealogy topics including DNA.
4. E-conferences and online webinars – Genealogy education including DNA topics is becoming easier to access from your home. ConferenceKeeper is a great site to check for e-conferences. The site lists both virtual events and in-person events. To find virtual genealogy events, look at the top menu bar on the homepage. Hover over “Locations” and click “Virtual” from the drop-down.
Check the Family History Fanatics website for their upcoming seminars including DNA topics!
5.Genealogy Conferences – Larger genealogy conferences always have DNA classes among their offerings, but don’t overlook smaller conferences or one day seminar format hosted by local societies. Larger conferences also have live streaming options you will want to take advantage of, too.
DNA Education by Blog!
Explore genetic genealogy blogs to further your DNA education.
Check out previous posts in the 31 Days of Out of the Box Genealogy Tips:
- Day 1 – Volunteer!
- Day 2 – Genealogy Wikis
- Day 3 – Cemetery Research
- Day 4 – Newspaper Society Pages
- Day 5 – Vertical Files
- Day 6 – Religious Periodicals
- Day 7 – Unplug Your Genealogy
- Day 8 – Cultural Periodicals
- Day 9 – Facebook Groups
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