This workshop consists of four separate talks. You will
learn about the available tests, more advanced topics in interpreting your DNA
test results, and get to do a hands on exercise! Whether you are new or have
experience in genetic genealogy this workshop is for you!
Genetic Genealogy Basics will help you
understand your DNA results. It is designed for beginners, but also covers more
These topics will be presented:
1. Introduction to Using DNA for Genealogy Research: This talk covers DNA
basics, available tests, and how to develop your DNA testing plan.
2. Using Autosomal DNA for Genealogy Research: Autosomal DNA provides the most
useful information for most genealogists. Learn how to analyze your test
results and find common ancestors with your DNA matches.
3. Using Y-DNA, Mitochondrial DNA, and X-DNA for Genealogy Research:
Understanding when these types of DNA can help (and when they won’t) is
crucial. Learn how these types of DNA can be used to answer your genealogy
4. Hands-on Exercise: This exercise will go through interpreting one person’s
DNA results from Ancestry. Learn some tricks for clarifying and making the most
of your DNA test results.
This event is sponsored by Manitowoc County Genealogical Society.