Upcoming LIVE DNA Boot Camp Events

2019 DNA Boot Camp Schedule

Ethical Issues of DNA Testing

Ethical Issues of DNA Testing

Saturday, June 8, 2019
Registration available soon!

Feeling uncertain about DNA testing and what it can reveal?  Trying to get family members to test, but getting resistance?  Watching TV only to see that genealogical databases are being used to find criminal suspects?  Now what?  The Ethical Issues of DNA Testing mini-DNA Boot Camp covers ethical issues surrounding DNA testing.  We’ll examine these issues to better equip you to address them.

Join DNA expert Mary Eberle of DNA Hunters for this 90-minute webinar PLUS some amazing handouts!

  • Ethical Issues of DNA Testing: We’ll explore ethical issue surrounding DNA testing, including discovering family secrets, tracing diseases in families, and using genealogical databases for law enforcement. Learn about informed consent and strategies for addressing these issues.

 

What's New in DNA Tools

What’s New in DNA Tools

Saturday, September 28, 2019
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There is an explosion of DNA tools for delving into your DNA test results.  In the first webinar of the What’s New in DNA Tools DNA Boot Camp, we’ll review many tools so you can be informed about what’s available.  The second webinar examines one tool, DNA Painter’s Profile tool, in detail.  Profile lets you paint your chromosomes with your ancestors.  Not only is this fun (and highly addicting), but it can help in genealogical research!

Join DNA expert Mary Eberle of DNA Hunters for over 3 hours of webinars PLUS some amazing handouts!

  • What’s New in DNA Tools: Come explore new tools to analyze your DNA test results: several DNA Painter’s tools, the Leeds method for sorting DNA matches, GEDMatch, DNA Client from DNAGedcom.com for downloading DNA match information into spreadsheets. These tools provide new ways of analyzing DNA test results to maximize your DNA test results.
  • Painting Your Chromosomes with Your Ancestors: Explore a new tool for painting your chromosomes: DNA Painter. You input DNA segments and ancestors shared with your matches. This information is displayed on your chromosomes in a colorful picture showing which DNA segments you inherited from your specific ancestors. Sharing the picture with new DNA matches helps pinpoint your common ancestors.

 

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

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Registration available soon!

Adoption and unknown (or mis-attributed) parentage events—whether recent or in the past—can challenge genealogists. DNA can be a powerful tool for finding birth families. The first webinar will cover techniques and resources for this work.  The second webinar will explore two case studies.

This online education event is intended for people searching for their own biological parents and those with parents or ancestors who were adopted or otherwise have unknown parents. Join DNA expert Mary Eberle of DNA Hunters for over 3 hours of recorded webinars PLUS some amazing handouts with Finding Birth Families Using DNA Boot Camp!

  • Using DNA for Adoption & Unknown Parentage Work: Every day, adoptees and others with unknown parents, such as foundlings and donor-conceived individuals find their birth families with DNA testing. To start, cousins are typically found through DNA testing. From this, the cousins’ family trees are examined for ancestors shared by multiple cousins. Family trees of the shared ancestors are built forward in time with the goal of finding the birth parent, grandparent, or other person of interest.
  • Adoption & Unknown Parentage Case Studies: This webinar describes two case studies of using DNA to find birth parents. Learn the steps required for each case.

 

The download/recorded version of the Interpreting Your AncestryDNA Results Boot Camp with DNA expert Mary Eberle is now available for purchase at Hack Genealogy.

Interpreting Your AncestryDNA Results

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Registration available soon!

Have you received your AncestryDNA results? Are you confused not only by what they mean, but how to use them as part of your genealogy research? To be honest, I’m in the same boat! I tested back when the AncestryDNA test was in “beta” testing, and I really haven’t put the results to use. I really want to not only understand my ethnic breakdown but also how to make the results part of my family history research.

Join DNA expert Mary Eberle of DNA Hunters for over 3 hours of recorded webinars PLUS some amazing handouts with Interpreting Your AncestryDNA Results Boot Camp!

  • 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 Case Study: In this case study, we’ll go through one person’s AncestryDNA test results. We’ll delve into the steps to sort through his matches and make sense of them.  You’ll see the progress and discoveries made in his family tree—all guided by his and his family’s DNA test results.

 

Having you taken a FTDNA or 23andMe test? Join DNA expert Mary Eberle for Interpreting Your FTDNA and 23andMe Results Boot Camp on Saturday, May 12, 2018

Interpreting Your FTDNA and 23andMe Results

Saturday, November 23, 2019
Registration available soon!

Have you tested your DNA with Family Tree DNA or 23andMe and received your results? Are you confused not only by what they mean, but how to use them as part of your genealogy research? And if you’ve tested with AncestryDNA or another company, why are the results somewhat different? Plus, if you’ve taken the Health part of the 23andMe test, what can you do with the results? There’s so much to learn with DNA testing and genetic genealogy. Right?

Interpreting Your FTDNA and 23andMe Results Boot Camp is probably the perfect way to learn how to put those test results to work in your genealogy research. Join DNA expert Mary Eberle for over 3 hours of recorded webinars PLUS some amazing handouts!

  • Family Tree DNA: Learn how to navigate your autosomal results from FamilyTreeDNA (FTDNA). We’ll cover how to determine how much DNA is shared with matches and whether you’re really an X-DNA match. We’ll also explore FTDNA’s chromosome browser and matrix feature.
  • 23andMe: Learn how understand your 23andMe results. This webinar covers both 23andMe’s Ancestry (genealogy) and the health kits. 23andMe has unique genealogical features, like mitochondrial and Y-haplogroups, matches’ ethnicity percentages, and your ethnicity on a chromosome-by-chromosome view.

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