DNA - Genetic Genealogy, What is it?


1 - DNA Testing and Family History

     Learn the basics of what DNA is, and how it works. The 4 types of DNA and what they can and can not do for family history. 40 minutes

2 - DNA: What Tests Cost, and How it’s Used

       Companies offering DNA tests, prices, rankings and more. Many videos explaining all this in simple terms.. Recommendations for more learning. 40 minutes

3 - DNA Ethnicity Estimates, Genetic Communities and Relative Matches

     Ethnicity estimates - can you trust them? Why DNA testing companies differ so much from each other on ethnicity. Ethnicity versus Race. Finding relative matches is the real gem in the testing. See how DNA tests can find new relatives and break down brick walls. GEDmatch.com. BYU FH Library webinar. 40 minutes

4 - More In-Depth Help and Technical Stuff on Genetic Genealogy

     Ancestry White Paper; Haplogroups, Haplotypes, SNPs, Markers, Uses of DNA in Crime Scenes, Paternity and Adoption Cases; DNA Tests and Accuracy;  Blaine Bettinger’s ideas; DNA jargon. The Ancestry Insider on Ancestry Genetic Groups; ISOGG Comparison of 23andMe, Ancestry, FamilyTreeDNA, and National Geographic companies; The Legal Genealogist notes; Genetics Glossory Jargon; Kitty Cooper’s Blog; Journal of Genetic Genealogy; Kent Jaffa’s MatCompare pt 1; Expert opinions and recommendations at Yammer; and various YouTube videos many of which were converted to Mp4 versions for part 1. Browse at your leisure.

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