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NEW! Get the ENTIRE series of 9 DNA Boot Camps from 2017 and 2018 listed below for one low price and save 36%! Regularly $234 USD ($25.99 USD per boot camp), you pay just $149.99 USD!

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Note: customers who purchase the DNA Boot Camp Bundle prior to November 17, 2018 will receive the GEDMatch & Combining DNA and Non-DNA Evidence materials on Monday, November 19, 2019, once the live online event has been recorded.)

List of DNA Boot Camp Webinars

getting started with dna and genealogy boot camp

Getting Started with DNA and Genealogy

  • Introduction to Using DNA for Genealogy Research: Want to start using DNA for genealogy research but want guidance on the best approach? Received your DNA results and want a better understanding of them? This talk covers DNA basics, available tests, where to test, and how to develop your DNA testing plan.
  • Using Autosomal DNA for Genealogy Research: Autosomal DNA (atDNA) provides the most useful information for most genealogists.  Learn how to analyze your atDNA test results and how to find common ancestors with your DNA matches.

The download/recorded version of the Additional DNA Tools and Concepts Boot Camp is now available for purchase at Hack Genealogy.

Additional DNA Tools and Concepts

  • GEDMatch – Powerful Tools for Analyzing DNA Results and Finding New DNA Matches: GEDMatch is a free, third-party website offering additional tools to interpret your DNA results. Tools include a chromosome browser. GEDMatch accepts DNA test results from Ancestry, FTDNA, and 23andMe. It can be a great way to find new matches. Learn how to use this helpful website.
  • 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 questions.

The download/recorded version of the Using Y-DNA, Mitochondrial DNA, and X-DNA for Genealogy Research Boot Camp with DNA expert Mary Eberle is now available for purchase at Hack Genealogy.

Using Y-DNA, Mitochondrial DNA, and X-DNA for Genealogy Research

  • 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 questions.
  • Case Studies with Hands-on Exercises: Y-DNA, Mitochondrial DNA, and X-DNA can be useful in the right situation. We’ll explore case studies where these types of DNA helped determine relationships between matches, find the birth parent, and more.

Having you taken the AncestryDNA test? Join DNA genealogy expert Mary Eberle for Interpreting Your AncestryDNA Results Boot Camp on Saturday, June 24, 2017

Interpreting Your AncestryDNA Results

  • AncestryDNA: AncestryDNA has the largest database of people tested, helpful tools for analyzing your DNA test results, and many family trees posted by people who’ve tested. Learn how to interpret your DNA results from Ancestry.​
  • Ancestry DNA Hands-on Exercise: In this hands-on exercise, we’ll go through steps to sort through your matches and makes sense out of them. We’ll also discuss the best way to approach your matches to set the stage for developing a productive relationship with them.

Having you taken a FTDNA or 23andMe test? Join DNA expert Mary Eberle for Interpreting Your FTDNA and 23andMe Results Boot Camp on Saturday, July 15, 2017

Interpreting Your FTDNA and 23andMe Results

  • Family Tree DNA: Learn how to navigate your Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) results both on the FTDNA website. This webinar will also provide an overview of the third-party tool, DNAGedcom, and how to use it to analyze your FTDNA results.
  • 23andMe: Learn how to best use your 23andMe results. This webinar covers both the genealogy portion and the health information that 23andMe provides.

The download/recorded version of the Solving Family Mysteries with DNA Boot Camp is now available for purchase at Hack Genealogy.

Solving Family Mysteries with DNA

  • Mirror Trees: Mirror trees are trees built based on matches’ trees. They’re often used in unknown parentage cases. However, they’re also helpful for breaking down brick walls further back in your tree and determining how your matches are related to each other and to you. Learn how to build and use mirror trees.
  • Best Tools for Researching Difficult DNA Matches: Have a really strong DNA match, but that the person doesn’t even have a name, let alone a tree? This webinar covers both free and subscription-based websites to help your detective work. It also covers the clues that can be used to figure out who matches are, where they’re from, and other important information. These new insights into your mystery can help you figure out your connection to them and place them in your family tree.

The download/recorded version of the Finding Birth Families with DNA Boot Camp is now available for purchase at Hack Genealogy.

Finding Birth Families Using DNA

  • Using DNA for Adoption & Unknown Parentage Work: In many states, adoptees have no or limited rights to information on their birth families. This is why DNA is important for many adoptees looking for their birth families. Learn techniques and resources for adoptees and others with unknown parents.
  • Adoption & Unknown Parentage Case Studies: This webinar describes two case studies of adoptees. Both used DNA to find their birth families. Learn the steps required for each case.

Save 30% on Researching Difficult DNA Matches & Understanding Ethnicity Estimates Boot Camp – Saturday, September 29, 2018

Researching Difficult DNA Matches & Understanding Ethnicity Estimates

  • Best Tools for Researching Difficult DNA Matches: Have a really strong DNA match, but that the person doesn’t even have a name, let alone a tree? This webinar covers both free and subscription-based websites to help your detective work. It also covers the clues that can be used to figure out who matches are, where they’re from, and other important information. These new insights into your mystery can help you figure out your connection to them and place them in your family tree.
  • Understanding Ethnicity Estimates: Think that ethnicity estimates provided by DNA testing don’t help, they’re wrong, or at best, they’re just fun? Learn how and when your ethnicity estimates can be useful. This talk will cover 1) how ethnicity estimates are generated and the ancestral timeframe they reflect; 2) differences between the DNA testing companies;  and 3) how to identify situations in which they can be very helpful. Several case studies where ethnicity estimates helped solve the genealogy mystery at hand will be covered.

GEDMatch & Combining DNA and Non-DNA Evidence

(available Monday, November 19, 2018)

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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.