Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Learning about DNA and genealogy


Only an estimate of my ancestry from long ago    




Over the past couple of years I have been reading and trying to learn about DNA testing for genealogy.  I was asked by my local genealogical society (Cottage Grove Genealogical Society) to give a talk about DNA at our regular meeting. What should I tell them when it seems to be a rapidly changing field?

I decided one of the best ways to help the Society members learn about DNA was to share on my blog some links to sites which they could read and study, for DNA is a complex subject. Also by sharing on my blog any of my readers can also have this information.

International Society of Genetic Genealogy  provides many links as well as information on their site
http://www.isogg.org/
http://www.isogg.org/wiki/Beginners'_guides_to_genetic_genealogy  

Introduction to DNA Lectures at Who Do You Think You Are Live at Birmingham England 2016 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi0PrkwL8LY 

A special site for adoption research  includes information helpful for all.
http://dnaadoption.com/

Individuals write about DNA and genealogy
Emily Aulicino
http://genealem-geneticgenealogy.blogspot.com/
Blaine Bettinger:
http://thegeneticgenealogist.com/
Kitty Cooper: 
http://blog.kittycooper.com/
Roberta Estes
https://dna-explained.com/
Richard Hill
http://www.dna-testing-adviser.com/
CeCe Moore
http://www.yourgeneticgenealogist.com/

The companies which provide testing and utilities for using our DNA results can provide information also.
23andMe
https://www.23andme.com/
Family Tree DNA
https://www.familytreedna.com/
Ancestry Academy video about Ancestry DNA
https://www.ancestry.com/academy/course/ancestry-dna-101
GEDmatch
https://www.gedmatch.com/
DNA.LAND
https://dna.land/