Genetic Genealogy

May

31
Thursday
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Using yDNA and mDNA to trace deep ethnicity

Presenter: Dave Dowell, PhD


Typically, ethnicity predictions are based on autosomal DNA tests. Can Y-chromosome and mitochondrial DNA give us more insight into our deep ancestry? Haplogroups, Next-generation sequencing (NGS), SNPs and STRs will be discussed.

Level:
Beginner. Just starting to do family history., Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records., Advanced. Very experienced, including early US and foreign records.
Topic:
Digital Resources: database tools/strategies; web tools (i.e. Google); general interest, DNA: all levels, Methodology: evaluating/analyzing information
Focus:
Not specific as to geography or ethnicity