Course Five — Genetics for Genealogists: Beginning DNA

UpcomingCourse Five — Genetics for Genealogists: Beginning DNA

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Course Five — Genetics for Genealogists: Beginning DNAshow details +$620.00 (USD)  

  • Course Five — Genetics for Genealogists: Beginning DNA
    July 21, 2019 - July 26, 2019
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm

[Registration begins 10:00 am ET – 08 March 2019 / Maximum: 40 students]

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Course Coordinator

Patti Lee Hobbs, CG

Description

This course covers all the types of DNA (Y DNA, mitochondrial DNA, X DNA, and autosomal DNA) 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. Most 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 education prerequisites for this beginner 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). Attendees should take at least one DNA test through AncestryDNA and plan to bring a laptop.

Course Schedule

Monday
8:00 –  8:30Introductions (Hobbs)
8:30 – 9:45Genetics for Genealogists (Hobbs)
9:45 – 10:15Break
10:15 – 11:30Patrilineal Lines: Y DNA (Hobbs)
11:30 – 1:00Lunch
1:00 – 2:15Matrilineal Lines: Mitochondrial DNA (Hobbs)
2:15 – 2:45Break
2:45 – 4:00Case Study Hands-on: Incorporating Y DNA and Mitochondrial DNA (Hobbs)
4:00 – 4:15Break
4:15 – 5:30Case Study Exercise: Y and Mitochondrial DNA (Hobbs)
 
Tuesday

 

8:00 –  8:30Review Homework (Hobbs)
8:30 – 9:45Autosomal-DNA Fundamentals (Hobbs)
9:45 – 10:15Break
10:15 – 11:30Autosomal-DNA Company Tools 1 (Williams)
11:30 – 1:00Lunch
1:00 – 2:15Autosomal-DNA Company Tools 2 (Williams)
2:15 – 2:45Break
2:45 – 4:00Autosomal-DNA Case Study: The Power of Combining Shared Relatives, Shared DNA, and Pedigrees to Identify Unknown Relatives (Randolph)
4:00 – 4:15Break
4:15 – 5:30Case Study Exercise for Autosomal DNA: Combining Shared Relatives, Shared DNA, and Pedigrees (Hobbs)
 
Wednesday

 

8:00 –  8:30Review Homework (Hobbs)
8:30 – 9:45Basic Statistical Concepts for Genetic Genealogy (Randolph)
9:45 – 10:15Break
10:15 – 11:30Kinship Analysis & Admixture (Randolph)
11:30 – 1:00Lunch
1:00 – 2:15Autosomal DNA: Shared Segments 1 (Hobbs)
2:15 – 2:45Break
2:45 – 4:00Third-Party Tools: GEDmatch (Randolph)
4:00 – 4:15Break
4:15 – 5:30Case Study Exercise: Shared Segments (Hobbs)
 
Thursday

 

8:00 –  8:30Review Homework (Hobbs)
8:30 – 9:45Understanding X DNA (Randolph)
9:45 – 10:15Break
10:15 – 11:30Autosomal DNA: Shared Segments 2 (Hobbs)
11:30 – 1:00Lunch
1:00 – 2:15Third-Party Tools: DNAGedcom (Williams)
2:15 – 2:45Break
2:45 – 4:00Privacy and Ethical Issues (Williams)
4:00 – 4:15Break
4:15 – 5:30Case Study Exercise: Triangulation (Hobbs)
 
Friday

 

8:00 –  9:15DNA & the Genealogical Proof Standard (Hobbs)
9:15 – 9:30Break
9:30 – 10:45Organizing Genetic Genealogy Data (Hobbs, Williams)
10:45 – 11:00Break
11:00 – 12:00Feedback, Wrap up, and Certificates (Hobbs)

 

Course Faculty

Patti Lee Hobbs, CG

Jennifer Stone Randolph, MSc

Paula Williams

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