Four seminar programs will be prerecorded especially for our audience, featuring Blaine Bettinger. The seminars will be available for all registrants for 30 days, starting March 7, 2022.
1. Using Y-DNA and mtDNA to Explore Your Ancestry
Y-DNA and mtDNA testing have helped genealogists break through thousands of stubborn brick walls. Learn about the unique inheritance of Y-DNA and mtDNA in your family, how these tests can be used to explore your ancient ancestry, and how the results can identify your relatives both close and distant.
2. Harnessing the Power of Shared Matching
Learn how to use autosomal DNA to attack and potentially solve genealogical mysteries and brick walls for ancestors who were born or lived in the 1800s and early 1900s.
3. Using DNA Painter to Map Your DNA
DNA Painter is an easy-to-use third-party tool that enables you to assign segments of DNA shared with cousins to a map of your chromosomes. Together we’ll look at this powerful tool, and how you can use it in your research.
4. Evaluating a Genealogical Conclusion Including DNA
Someone tells you that they’ve proven their connection to a genealogical ancestor using DNA, but have they really proven it? Did they avoid the known pitfalls? Together we will discuss the most common pitfalls when using DNA evidence and propose the minimum requirements for a genealogical proof comprising DNA.