The Combined Power of YDNA and Autosomal DNA: A Case Study
DNA is certainly helping to shape our modern definition of family. DNA is helping to expand our views of our own personal and extended relationships, and these waters can be difficult to navigate. Using a case study as our guide, we will discuss how YDNA and autosomal DNA testing helped one family to better understand their own past, and gave them incentive to reach out and connect with others. We will cover methodology as well as the sociology of this kind of situation and best practices for you and your family as you strive to forge bonds with others in a non-traditional way.
Organizing Your Genetic Genealogy
In this one of a kind lecture we will discuss various methods for keeping track of your DNA matches- especially your autosomal DNA matches. We will first discuss what kind of information you need to keep track of, and why. We will cover the basics of Excel, Word, email folders and correspondence. We will talk about some alternative tools like Evernote, and Google Sheets that can help you streamline and standardize your organization. We will even cover some visual tools that will help you including Google Earth. This lecture will leave you armed and dangerous, ready to identify your best autosomal DNA matches and begin to move forward with the real genealogy business of making connections.