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Course Eleven — Genetics for Genealogists: Beginning DNA

Course Coordinator

Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL

Description

This course covers all of the types of DNA (Y-DNA, mtDNA, X-DNA, and atDNA) needed to incorporate genetic evidence into a genealogical study. Sessions are organized around the workflow used to answer genealogical questions related to branches of the same family. The hands-on exercises and case study sessions will focus on incorporating DNA into a family study. Later exercises build on the earlier ones. Emphasis is on how DNA can strengthen a genealogical conclusion when correlated correctly with documentary evidence.

Required textbooks, prerequisites, or other student information

There are no DNA prerequisites for this beginner DNA course. Attendees should be familiar with genealogical research concepts and techniques taught in IGHR’s Methods and Sources (Course 1) and Intermediate Genealogy and Historical Studies (Course 2).

Course Schedule

Monday

  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Introductions (Wayne)
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.: Genetics for Genealogists (Wayne)
  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Patrilineal Lines: Y–DNA (Hobbs)
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: Matrilineal Lines: mtDNA (Hobbs)
  • 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Break
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Case Study Hands–on: Incorporating Y–DNA and mtDNA (Wayne)
  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Break
  • 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Case Study Exercise — Y and mtDNA (Wayne)

Tuesday

  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Review Homework (Wayne)
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.: Autosomal Lines: atDNA (Hobbs)
  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Triangulating Trees, Surnames, and Places (Hobbs)
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: atDNA Shared Segments 1 (Hobbs)
  • 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: atDNA Shared Segments 2 (Hobbs)
  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Break
  • 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Case Study Exercise — atDNA Test Plan (Wayne)

Wednesday

  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Review Homework (Wayne)
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.: atDNA Shared Segments & Triangulation 1 (Stanbary)
  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: atDNA Shared Segments & Triangulation 2 (Stanbary)
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: Third–party Tools for Phasing and More Advanced Analysis (Stanbary)
  • 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Case Study Hands–on: Incorporating atDNA (Wayne)
  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Break
  • 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Case Study Exercise — atDNA Shared Segments (Wayne)

Thursday

  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Review Homework (Wayne)
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.: Kinship Analysis & Admixture (Wayne)
  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: GG Standards, Privacy & Ethical Issues (Wayne)
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: X–DNA Analysis and Case Study Hands–on: Incorporating X–DNA (Stanbary)
  • 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Case Study Hands–on: atDNA Analysis Incorporating Triangulation (Wayne)
  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Break
  • 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Case Study Exercise — atDNA Triangulation (Wayne)

Friday

  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.: DNA and the GPS (Stanbary)
  • 9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.: Break
  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: Organizing GG Data and Future Expectations (Wayne)
  • 10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Break
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Feedback, Wrap–up and Certificates (Wayne)

Course Faculty

Event Details

Event Begins 23-Jul-2017
Event Ends 28-Jul-2017
Registration Begins 03-Feb-2017 11:00 am
Registration Ends 01-Jul-2017
Remaining Seats 0
Price $625.00
Location
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 S Lumpkin St Athens, GA 30602 United States
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education
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