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Genetic Genealogy


5:00PM - 6:00PM

Estimating and Evaluating Relationships Based on Shared DNA

Presenter: Paul Woodbury

While each of the DNA testing companies offers relationship estimates, their categories are necessarily broad. Analyzing exactly how much DNA you share (or don’t share) with others in the context of your family trees can help narrow your evaluation. Learn about different measurements of shared DNA, genetically equivalent relationships and, apply what you learn to your own test results.

Beginner. Just starting to do family history., Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records.
DNA: all levels, Methodology: evaluating/analyzing information, Research Strategies: site-specific search strategies
Not specific as to geography or ethnicity