Midwest DNA 2018 Digital Downloads – Quality DNA Education from Nationally Known Experts
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Midwest DNA was held online on Saturday, June 9th as an all-day virtual DNA and genealogy conference featuring speakers Blaine Bettinger, Mary Eberle and Jane Haldeman. If you missed this event, the digital downloads are now available with a series of five webinars, all one-hour in length, plus extensive syllabus materials. You can purchase the entire series as a bundle, with significant savings, or individually.
Includes videos and handouts for the following:
- Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries
- Begging for Spit: Encouraging Others to Test
- DNA & Health: What Can You Really Discover?
- Painting Your Chromosomes with Your Ancestors
- Y-DNA Projects
Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries
Even though our 18th and 19th century ancestors have been dead for decades, their DNA still survives in their descendants. 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 1800’s, 1700’s, and beyond. Together we’ll also examine some of the ways that leaders in the field have attacked or solved their 18th and 19th century mysteries using autosomal DNA. Presented by Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
Begging for Spit: Encouraging Others to Test
One of the biggest challenges facing genealogists is asking family members and non-genealogists to undergo DNA testing. Together we’ll examine novel and interactive ways to encourage participation by making these individuals stakeholders in DNA testing. Presented by Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
DNA & Health: What Can You Really Discover?
Health information available through DNA testing has changed dramatically. Current options include DNA testing companies and third-party websites. But what can you really discover? Understanding the basics of how DNA influences diseases is crucial. It provides a better understanding of how informative DNA testing can be. We’ll explore available tests, third-party websites, and genetic impacts on diseases. Presented by Mary Eberle, J.D.
Painting Your Chromosomes with Your Ancestors
This talk will cover a new DNA tool for painting your chromosomes: DNA Painter. The tool lets you input the DNA segments and ancestors shared with your matches. This information is displayed on your chromosomes in a colorful picture that shows which pieces of DNA you inherited from your specific ancestors. Sharing the picture with new DNA matches helps pinpoint your common ancestors. Presented by Mary Eberle, J.D.
Y-DNA projects focus on specific research goals. They include research on surnames, Y-DNA haplogroups, locations, and communities. Run by volunteers, projects create opportunities for people to collaborate on their common genetic heritage. Membership is free. Learn how a Y-DNA project can help you with your research goals. Presented by Jane Haldeman
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