Show-and-tell for DNA info
If there’s one thing people complain about, over and over, it’s that figuring out how to really use DNA testing in genealogy is hard.
And they’re right.
The Legal Genealogist agrees 100%.
It is hard.
And thank heavens there are folks out there who are trying to make it easier.
Let me highlight three for you today who are trying to show us — visually — how to make the best use we can of our DNA results.
How-To DNA Launches
The site will have short instructional how-to videos for beginners, as well as presentations and webcasts for the advanced genealogist. Already available are two short videos:
Upcoming topics include things like interpreting DNA results, using a chromosome browser and using free third-party tools like GEDmatch.
Family Tree DNA Webinars
There isn’t much available anywhere online about genetic genealogy that can hold a candle to the free webinar lineup offered by Family Tree DNA.
This ongoing series already has a stunning archive on topics ranging from an introduction to Family Tree DNA itself to managing an FTDNA surname, geographic or haplogroup project.
In between those two are an astounding array of presentations on every type of DNA testing used in genealogy, including:
AncestryDNA Youtube channel
For those who’ve tested with AncestryDNA, there’s a whole set of Youtube videos covering the testing there.
The must-see videos there start with Crista Cowan’s “Ancestry DNA: I Got My Results. Now What?.”
Others you should watch include: