DNA Workshops: Session 2

07Nov2020
73 Forrest Ave. Jamestown NY

From 10:30AM until 12:30PM

At Fenton History Center Hall House

73 Forrest Ave. Jamestown NY

$20 per session or $50 for all 3 sessions for non-members, and $10 per session or $25 for all 3 sessions for Fenton History Center Members

Fenton History Center / 7166646256

The Fenton History Center Genealogy support group presents our fall workshop series: DNA a 3 part workshop.
Oct 24, Nov 7, and Nov 21, 10:30 to 12:30.
Cost to attend workshops is $20 per session or $50 for all 3 sessions for non-members, and $10 per session or $25 for all 3 sessions for Fenton History Center Members.
Please call the Fenton History Center to reserve your spot. 716-664-6256.
Participants are asked to wear a mask during the workshops.
Space is limited.

DNA Part 1: Introduction
DNA is in all of us and is becoming a popular way to enhance family history research. DNA testing offers an amazing opportunity to confirm our family history research, to help us break through brickwalls, and enable us to find lost family members. This class is focused on introducing autosomal DNA, including testing companies such as AncestryDNA, FamilyTree DNA, 23andMe, and MyHeritage.

DNA Part 2: Using DNA Results in Genealogical Research
DNA can be a powerful tool in genealogical research, but how can we use our DNA results? This class is focused on strategies to get started with analyzing your DNA results, and introducing you to the terminology and basics of DNA analysis. You will learn how to use your DNA results, chromosome browsers, and reviewing your matches' number of centiMorgans. You will also be introduced to websites that help with DNA analysis, such as GEDmatch.

DNA Part 3: Chromosome Mapping and DNA Charting
Mapping your DNA is a crucial part of DNA analysis. Discover where your known and unknown DNA matches share the same segments. Learn how to take the data from various DNA websites and use it to map your chromosomes with a powerful tool called DNA Painter. You will also be introduced to a strategy for mapping Ancestry.com DNA matches as a workaround for the company's lack of a chromosome browser.