New TechZone Video - How to Convert % to cMs on 23andMe by Michelle Leonard

New TechZone Video - How to Convert % to cMs on 23andMe by Michelle Leonard

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar members a new, short ten minute or less TechZone video just for them! This Friday enjoy "How to Convert % to cMs on 23andMe" by Michelle Leonard.

How to Convert % to cMs on 23andMe

The 23andMe website displays percentages rather centiMorgans unlike the other DNA websites. Learn how to easily convert the percentage number into centiMorgans.

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About the Presenter

Michelle Leonard is a Scottish professional genealogist, DNA detective, freelance researcher, speaker, author and historian. She runs her own genealogy and DNA consultancy business, Genes & Genealogy, and specialises in DNA Detective work particularly the solving of adoption, unknown parentage and all manner of unknown ancestor mysteries using a Michelle Leonardcombination of DNA expertise and conventional research methods.  She also undertakes traditional family history research, living relative tracing, historical and television research, media consultation, the creation of bespoke family history books, podcasts, article, blog and book writing, tutoring, lecturing, webinars and speaking engagements. She is a regular speaker at major genealogy events such as Rootstech, The Genealogy Show, Family Tree Live, Back To Our Past and Who Do You Think You Are? Live as well as a co-author of "Tracing Your Ancestors Using DNA: A Guide For Family Historians" which was published in June 2019.

Additionally Michelle is the official genetic genealogist of ancestryhour.co.uk and is one of the hosts of the hour itself: #AncestryHour takes place on Twitter each Tuesday evening from 7-8pm GMT and Michelle is usually on hand to answer any #DNA queries that arise. She also spent several years working on the ground-breaking Fromelles Genealogy Project tracking down appropriate DNA donors to identify WWI soldiers buried in a mass grave in France and served as the Genealogical Consultant on the official Fromelles documentary. She regularly works on new historic soldier cases when battlefield remains are found and DNA testing is conducted.

Michelle holds an M.A. in English and Modern History from the University of St Andrews and a PgCert in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the Scottish Genealogy Network (SGN), the Society of Genealogists (SOG) and the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG). You can find out more about Michelle on her Genes & Genealogy Facebook page and you can follow her on Twitter.

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Finding New Cousins and Building your Family Tree with DNA - free webinar by Anne Young now online

Finding new Cousins and building your family tree with DNA - free webinar by Anne Young now online

The recording of today's webinar by Anne Young, "Finding New Cousins and Building your Family Tree with DNA" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free.

Webinar Description

Using the MyHeritage DNA analysis tools to connect with cousins and build your family tree.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 8 minute recording of "Finding New Cousins and Building your Family Tree with DNA" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

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Using Chromosome Browsers, Segment Data and Triangulation - free webinar by Michelle Leonard now online for limited time

Using Chromosome Browsers, Segment Data and Triangulation - free webinar by Michelle Leonard now online for limited time

The recording of Wednesday's webinar by Michelle Leonard, "Using Chromosome Browsers, Segment Data and Triangulation" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

This presentation will delve into the world of DNA segment data and explain not only what it is but how to make best use of it to aid your family history research. Michelle will demonstrate how to use chromosome browsers and provide a guide to the different tools available at the major testing companies. Through the use of practical examples she will illustrate intermediate and advanced autosomal DNA techniques such as triangulation, chromosome mapping, inferred matching and visual phasing. If you've got to grips with the beginner DNA topics then it's well worth spending some time learning about segment data and how to get the most out of it!

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 29 minute recording of "Using Chromosome Browsers, Segment Data and Triangulation" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

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New TechZone Video - DNA Testing of Hair for Genealogy? by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

New TechZone Video - DNA Testing of Hair for Genealogy? by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar members a new short ten minute or less TechZone video just for them! This Friday enjoy "DNA Testing of Hair for Genealogy?" by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

DNA Testing of Hair for Genealogy?

In this video Blaine Bettinger explains the state of hair testing for DNA along with the pros and cons.

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About the Presenter

Blaine BettingerBlaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is an intellectual property attorney by day and a genetic genealogist by night. In 2007 he started The Genetic Genealogist (www.thegeneticgenealogist.com), one of the earliest blogs on the topic. Dr. Bettinger has been interviewed and quoted on personal genomics topics in NewsweekNew ScientistWired, and others. He authored I Have the Results of My Genetic Genealogy Test, Now What? in 2008, which is distributed by Family Tree DNA to all of their new customers.

Blaine frequently authors articles and gives presentations to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry. He is an instructor for genetic genealogy courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research, and Family Tree University. Blaine was also recently elected to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society's Board of Trustees, and graduated from ProGen Study Group 21 in 2015.

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Using DNA to Solve Adoption and Unknown Parentage Mysteries - free webinar by Michelle Leonard now online for limited time

Using DNA to Solve Adoption and Unknown Parentage Mysteries - free webinar by Michelle Leonard now online for limited time

The recording of Wednesday's webinar by Michelle Leonard, "Using DNA to Solve Adoption and Unknown Parentage Mysteries" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

There are some mysteries traditional research can never solve. DNA testing, however, has revolutionised the options available to adoptees and those with unknown parentage or other unknown ancestors. This webinar will explain how to use DNA results to solve these previously unsolvable mysteries. Michelle will illustrate the entire process from choosing the correct tests and testing companies through to making contact with newly identified relatives. She will outline how to use DNA cousin matching when you have no known family history to draw upon and give a practical demonstration of the most important techniques and best practices for successfully identifying birth parents or other unknown ancestors. Through the use of illustrative case studies and success stories Michelle will show how DNA testing used in conjunction with traditional research methods can provide much sought after answers for adoptees and anyone looking to solve an unknown ancestor mystery.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 13 minute recording of "Using DNA to Solve Adoption and Unknown Parentage Mysteries" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

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Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,330 classes of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,229 pages)
  • On-demand access to the live webinars' chat logs
  • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout)
  • Access to all future recordings for the duration of their membership
  • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Access to register for bonus members-only webinars
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New TechZone Videos - Download Match Lists at the DNA Testing Sites by Paul Woodbury

New TechZone Videos - Download Match Lists at the DNA Testing Sites by Paul Woodbury

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar members a new, short, ten minute or less TechZone video just for them! This Friday enjoy three videos on downloading match lists at the DNA testing sites by Paul Woodbury.

How to Download DNA Matches and Segments at MyHeritage DNA

Learn how to download DNA match lists from MyHeritage to a spreadsheet.

How to Download DNA Matches and Segments at MyHeritage DNA

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How to Download Match Lists and Segment Lists from FamilyTreeDNA

Learn how to download DNA match lists from Family Tree DNA into a spreadsheet.

How to Download Match Lists and Segment Lists from FamilyTreeDNA

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How to Download Matches and Segments at 23andMe

Learn how to download a list of DNA matches and segments from 23andMe to a spreadsheet file. 

How to Download Matches and Segments at 23andMe

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About the Presenter

Paul WoodburyFrom a young age, Paul Woodbury fell in love with genealogy research. To pursue his passion for this field, he studied genetics and family history at Brigham Young University. To aid in his desire to share his knowledge with others, he has also received a masters degree in instructional design and educational technology from the University of Utah. Paul currently works as a DNA team lead at Legacy Tree Genealogists where he has helped to solve hundreds of genetic genealogy cases. In addition to genetic genealogy, Paul specializes in French, Spanish, and Scandinavian research and regularly presents on topics for these areas.

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Back to Basics: Foundations in DNA Webinar Weekend - July 10-12

Back to Basics: Foundation in DNA Webinar Weekend - July 10-12

Our free webinar weekends in July starts this Friday with the Foundations in DNA 5-class series by Blaine Bettinger. The classes will be available from Friday July 10 through Sunday July 12, 2020 by going to FamilyTreeWebinars.com/beginners. This is your chance to get off to a solid start understanding DNA!

Foundation in DNA by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.


Foundations in DNA 1 of 5: Genealogy and DNA

A very basic introduction to DNA and how it can be used in combination with traditional genealogical research. Together we will examine the answers to questions like: "why should you test your DNA?" and "how do I get started with DNA?"


Foundations in DNA 2 of 5: DNA Overview

An introduction to Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA, and autosomal DNA testing, including how each of these types of DNA are inherited, how they are tested, who you should have tested, and where you should purchase testing.

Foundations in DNA 3 of 5: Y-DNA

A look at how Y-DNA can be used for genealogical research, with examples, and a demonstration of how to review your Y-DNA test results at Family Tree DNA.

Foundations in DNA 4 of 5: Mitochondrial DNA

A look at how mtDNA can be used for genealogical research, with examples, and a demonstration of how to review your mtDNA test results at Family Tree DNA.

Foundations in DNA 5 of 5: Autosomal DNA

A look at how atDNA can be used for genealogical research, with examples, and a demonstration of how to review your atDNA test results at 23andMe, AncestryDNA, and Family Tree DNA.

 

View all of these classes July 10-12, 2020 for free at FamilyTreeWebinars.com/beginners.

 


Register for Webinar Wednesday: Finding a Father for Molly - Using DNA by Jill Morelli, CG

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Oral tradition told the story; DNA identified the father. The case study illustrates using matches on Ancestry and GEDmatch to narrow the number of candidates, developing and implementing a targeted testing plan, hypothesis development and using documentary evidence to support the conclusion---while complying with genetic standards. The use of the X-match, not often employed is utilized as well. It’s a simple case to illustrate basic principles without jargon.

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About the presenter

Jill MorelliJill Morelli, CG is a "Roots" genealogist, becoming interested in family history in the 1970's with the Alex Haley show. At that time, she just collected "stuff." After a hiatus during which she had a family and volunteered in her community, Jill came back to genealogy with a vengeance in February 2002 and a total commitment to "doing it right." She attended conferences, institutes and read articles that would improve her skills as a genealogist. Jill started lecturing on genealogy topics in 2013; however, her background includes extensive lecturing associated with her vocation of architecture to large (300+) and small groups for 40+ years. Jill is a lecturer, writer and professional genealogist and has a blog at http://genealogycertification.wordpress.com about her experiences of being "on the clock," house histories and other topics of interest.

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New TechZone Video - What are Pile-Up Regions? by Diahan Southard

New TechZone Video - What are Pile-Up Regions? by Diahan Southard

 

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new short ten minute or less TechZone video just for them! This Friday enjoy "What are Pile-Up Regions?" by Diahan Southard.

What are Pile-Up Regions?

Learn what a pile up region is and how it can impact your understanding of your DNA matches.

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About the Presenter

Diahan SouthardDiahan Southard is a leading voice for consumer DNA testing from her position as Founder of Your DNA Guide. Diahan teaches internationally, consults with leading testing companies and forensics experts. Southard's company, Your DNA Guide (YourDNAGuide.com), deploys a team of scientists who provide one-on-one genetic genealogy education and research services. She recently published Your DNA Guide-the Book, that takes you on a step-by-step journey with your DNA in order to find answers to your genealogy questions. You will walk away from an interaction wither her enlightened and motivated as she has a passion for genetic genealogy, a genuine love for people, and a gift for making the technical understandable.

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Your Questions Answered LIVE— More DNA with Diahan - free webinar now online for limited time

Your Questions Answered LIVE— More DNA with Diahan - free webinar now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Diahan Southard, "Your Questions Answered LIVE—More DNA with Diahan" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Now’s your chance to ask your tech questions and your DNA questions. On hand will be experts in their fields: Thomas MacEntee and Diahan Southard. Email your questions to geoff@legacyfamilytree.com. Register once and you will be registered for all four "Fridays in May" webinars.

View the Recording at FamilyTreeWebinars.com

If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 27 minute recording of "‘Your Questions Answered LIVE—More DNA with Diahan" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

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Webinar Members get:

  • On-demand access to the entire webinar archives (now 1,261 classes, 1,499 hours of genealogy education)
  • On-demand access to the instructor handouts (now 5,049 pages)
  • On-demand access to the live webinars' chat logs
  • 5% off all products at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com (must be logged in at checkout)
  • Access to all future recordings for the duration of their membership
  • Chance for a members-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Access to register for bonus members-only webinars
  • Ability to view which webinars you are registered for
  • Use of the playlist, resume watching, and jump-to features

Introductory pricing:

  • Annual membership: $49.95/year

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