Diahan Southard gave a fantastic presentation at Rootstech 2015 about how to get started with Genetic Genealogy. Diahan is one of the few people who has been in this field as long as I have been – 15 years now. This is the only industry I know where 15 years makes you both one of the first and an old-timer. Funny – Diahan doesn’t look anything like a dinosaur:)
Diahan makes DNA interesting. Guaranteed, she will not put you to sleep. And when I say intro, this really is – so don’t be intimidated.
As Diahan says, genetic genealogy is not mysterious, it makes sense, there’s a pattern and you utilize DNA results plus you add your traditional genealogy skills into the mix.
Diahan is right. In her presentation, she tells you all about those tools, and why you would want to test. And…which test would be the best for you to take to accomplish your genealogy goals.
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Thanks to Rootstech for the videos and Diahan for the great intro. The conference video is no longer available, but this note from Diahan provides directions to her great videos.
Even though the Rootstech video is no longer available, I do have that video (plus lots more!) as part of my online video tutorial series (http://www.yourdnaguide.com/#/video-training/). That same RootsTech Video is also a bonus feature of subscribing to Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems Premium Membership where she provides instruction on Tech Tools like Google, Evernote, and Google Earth (http://lisalouisecooke.com/premium-membership/). You can also come learn about genetic genealogy in person if you are going to be nearby anywhere I am going to be (http://www.yourdnaguide.com/lecture-schedule).
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