Rogue Valley Genealogical Society Spring Seminar – DNA
April 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blaine Bettinger will present four classes on DNA for the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society Spring Seminar. Seminar Fee: Non-Members -$60; Members -$50
Using Y-DNA and mtDNA to Explore Your Ancestry – Y-DNA and mtDNA testing are the workhorses of genetic genealogy, and have helped genealogists break through thousands of stubborn brick walls. Learn about the unique inheritance of Y-DNA and mtDNA in your family, how these tests can be used to explore your ancient ancestry, and how the results can identify your relatives both close and distant.
UsingGEDmatchandDNAPainterto Analyze Your Autosomal DNA – Although DNA testing companies provide their own analysis of test results;there are third-party tools that allow test-takers to learn even more about their genomic heritage, including admixture calculators, the identification of genetic cousins, and segment mapping.Learn how to wring every dollar out of your test results!
Advanced Third-Party Tools – We will examine tools like Phasing, Matching Segment Search, Lazarus, and Triangulation tools offered by GEDmatch, DNAGedcom, and others. These tools are almost always excluded from typical third-party tool lectures.
The Danger of Distant Matches – Those distant genetic matches are exciting, but they can be dangerous! Evidence shows that distant matches sharing a small amount of DNA are often false positives and fail to match either of our parents. We will examine the problems that can arise when reviewing distant genetic matches at your testing company and ways to evaluate and use them.
For more information and registration: www.rvgslibrary.org