DNA Boot Camp: Virtual Meeting & Event Options for Genealogy Societies

Cancelling genealogy society meetings and events due to COVID-19 / Coronavirus? See how your genealogy society can provide quality DNA education to your society members at an extremely reasonable price with DNA Boot Camp!

Meetings & Events Cancelled Due to Coronavirus? DNA Boot Camps: An Easy and Low-Cost Way to Provide Virtual Genealogy Education

[Editor’s Note: since many genealogy societies are needing to cancel meetings and events due to COVID-19 / Coronavirus, we’ve slashed the price of DNA Boot Camp downloads!]

As a genealogy society board member, you know what the challenges are when it comes to planning a monthly meeting with a speaker. Especially when you want to cover new topics especially dealing with DNA testing and using DNA results. It can be expensive, it can be difficult to schedule, etc.

And now with recent travel and gather restrictions due to the COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic, you may need to CANCEL meetings and events unless you can provide the same or similar content via webinars and other forms of virtual education.

DNA Boot Camp Digital Downloads for Genealogy Societies

Genealogy educator Thomas MacEntee has teamed up with DNA expert Mary Eberle of DNA Hunters, LLC to produce a series of DNA Boot Camps. Each boot camp consists of two (2) webinars about 90 minutes in length plus extensive handouts and cheat sheets.

Topics include:

  • Getting Started with DNA and Genealogy
  • Using Y-DNA, Mitochondrial DNA, and X-DNA for Genealogy Research
  • X-DNA for Genealogical Research
  • Interpreting Your AncestryDNA Results
  • Interpreting Your FTDNA and 23andMe Results
  • Researching Difficult DNA Matches & Understanding Ethnicity Estimates
  • GEDMatch & Combining DNA and Non-DNA Evidence
  • What’s New in DNA Tools
  • Finding Birth Families Using DNA

Two Choices: Event/Meeting Content or Broadcast Content

We realize that each society provides education in its own unique way. Some groups prefer the traditional monthly meeting, others like day-long workshops, and still others have webinars and recordings available to members only.

So we’ve come up with the following two options, both with a “bundle discount” when you purchase the entire series of DNA Boot Camps:

Event/Meeting Content

For just $49.99 each, you receive a limited license to present the purchased DNA Boot Camp at an event or meeting. You can use the content one-time only for a long meeting (half day) or split the content into two separate meetings (90 minutes each). So for just $25 per meeting you can provide quality DNA educational content to your members!

SPECIAL Bundle Price: if you purchase the entire DNA Boot Camp series, you pay just $250, and save $100! Offer valid through October 31st, 2020.

Broadcast Content

We’ve been approached by several genealogy societies to license the content as part of their existing webinar recordings on the society website. We think this is a great way for societies to add to their educational content, and we’re willing to help make this happen – and at a reasonable price!

So we’ve come up with DNA Boot Camp Broadcast that will allow your society to post the video recordings and the handouts behind your society website’s members-only wall with an unlimited license – not a yearly license. The content can stay on your website as long as you want. Certain restrictions apply (such as setting the videos so they can’t be downloaded but can only be viewed on your website).

Each boot camp (with two 90 minute recordings plus extensive handouts) is just $99.99. And we are offering the entire series at a 25% discount – instead of $700, you pay only $500.00 for all nine – a savings of $250! Offer valid through October 31st, 2020.

Download DNA Boot Camp Flyers and Share with Board Members

We know that it often takes time to get an expenditure decision approved by genealogy society board members. Use the links below to download each flyer and share with the decision makers in your group.

How to Order DNA Boot Camps for Your Society

To place your order, simply email Thomas MacEntee at hidefgen@gmail.com, and I will generate an invoice. You can pay by check or by Paypal or credit card.

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About the Author

Thomas MacEntee
Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee has been researching his family history for more than 40 years and is the creator of Abundant Genealogy, Genealogy Bargains, DNA Bargains, The Genealogy Do-Over and numerous other web-based genealogy and family history properties.