Solving a Virginia Mystery Using DNA — free replay of today's webinar by Paula Williams now available for limited time

Solving a Virginia Mystery Using DNA — free replay of today's webinar by Paula Williams now available for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Paula Williams, "Solving a Virginia Mystery Using DNA"  is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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Family lore tells a different story than the records for the paternity of a southwest Virginia great-grandfather. Learn how DNA helps solve the mystery!

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Register for Webinar Wednesday — Solving a Virginia Mystery Using DNA by Paula Williams

Register for Webinar Wednesday — Solving a Virginia Mystery Using DNA by Paula Williams

Family lore tells a different story than the records for the paternity of a southwest Virginia great-grandfather. Learn how DNA helps solve the mystery!

About the presenter

Paula is a professional genealogist who has been researching for more than two decades in primarily southern US states and has been using DNA to solve problems for more than a decade. She has studied at IGHR, SLIG, GRIP, and the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed). In addition, she’s a board member of the Virginia Genealogical Society and of the Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia (GRIVA) and is the facilitator for the latter’s DNA Special Interest Group. She also serves as an administrator for Blaine Bettinger’s “Genetic Genealogy Tips & Techniques” group on Facebook, helping to answer people’s questions about DNA testing and analysis tools. She has taught at the IGHR and GRIP institutes and has lectured for the Southern California Genealogical Society’s Genealogy Jamboree and for the National Genealogical Society conference, among others.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday — Using DNA To Identify Irish Ancestral Locations by Michelle Leonard

Register for Webinar Wednesday — Using DNA To Identify Irish Ancestral Locations by Michelle Leonard

For many of us who have Irish ancestry, the major question is ‘but where in Ireland?’ Like millions of other descendants of Irish emigrants, Michelle Leonard has Irish ancestors who left Ireland in the 1840s-60s and on nearly all documents she can find for them their birthplaces were given simply as ‘Ireland’. In many cases traditional research is not able to narrow down exactly where in Ireland our ancestors lived and trying to trace them across the seas is often a ‘needle in a haystack’ endeavour. In this personal case study, Michelle will outline how she managed to identify exact locations in Ireland for her Irish lines using the power of DNA testing and will provide strategies and top tips that could help you do the same.

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 combination 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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Register for Webinar Wednesday — Anchors are the Way: Leveraging Multiple forms of DNA Evidence in your Research by Paul Woodbury, MEd., AG

Register for Webinar Wednesday — Anchors are the Way: Leveraging Multiple forms of DNA Evidence in your Research by Paul Woodbury, MEd., AG

Autosomal DNA, Y-DNA, X-DNA, and mtDNA testing and results all have their pros and cons for helping to solve a genealogy mystery. When used in tandem, the synergy of these various forms of DNA evidence aids in pinpointing (or ruling out) relationship scenarios and the source of shared DNA.

About the presenter

From 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 is an accredited genealogist in the France region through the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists. Paul currently works as a Research Team Manager at Legacy Tree Genealogists where he has helped to solve hundreds of genetic genealogy cases. In addition to genetic genealogy, Paul enjoys French research.

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Explore Uncharted Paths in Tracing Brick Wall Ancestors Through DNA Network Graphs — free replay of today's webinar by Diana Elder, AG, AGL now available for limited time

Explore Uncharted Paths in Tracing Brick Wall Ancestors Through DNA Network Graphs — free replay of today's webinar by Diana Elder, AG, AGL now available for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Diana Elder, AG, AGL, "Explore Uncharted Paths in Tracing Brick Wall Ancestors Through DNA Network Graphs” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

When documentary research has been exhausted, DNA can be employed to suggest new avenues for research. Network graphs create clusters of DNA matches to research and find new possibilities for ancestral origins.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday — Explore Uncharted Paths in Tracing Brick Wall Ancestors Through DNA Network Graphs by Diana Elder, AG

Register for Webinar Wednesday — Explore Uncharted Paths in Tracing Brick Wall Ancestors Through DNA Network Graphs by Diana Elder, AG

When documentary research has been exhausted, DNA can be employed to suggest new avenues for research. Network graphs create clusters of DNA matches to research and find new possibilities for ancestral origins.

About the presenter

Diana Elder AG, is a professional genealogist accredited in the Gulf South region of the United States and serves as a Commissioner for The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen). Diana authored Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide and co-authored the companion volume, Research Like a Pro with DNA: A Genealogist’s Guide to Finding and Confirming Ancestors with DNA Evidence. She created the study group and eCourse that teach the Research Like a Pro process through videos and learning modules. Diana and her daughter, Nicole, share research tips on their website, Family Locket, and host the Research Like a Pro genealogy podcast. Diana regularly teaches at genealogy conferences such as RootsTech and the National Genealogy Society Conference. She also presents webinars and seminars to local genealogy societies across the United States.

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Can mtDNA and XDNA help topple Geoff’s Brick Wall? — free replay of today's webinar by Diahan Southard now available for limited time

Can mtDNA and XDNA help topple Geoff’s Brick Wall? — free replay of today's webinar by Diahan Southard now available for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Diahan Southard "Can mtDNA and XDNA help topple Geoff’s Brick Wall?” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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Join Geoff as he consults with DNA expert Diahan Southard to determine if mtDNA and/or XDNA can help him learn more about his 4X great grandmother.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday — Can mtDNA and XDNA help topple Geoff’s Brick Wall? by Diahan Southard

Register for Webinar Wednesday — Can mtDNA and XDNA help topple Geoff’s Brick Wall? by Diahan Southard

Join Geoff as he consults with DNA expert Diahan Southard to determine if mtDNA and/or XDNA can help him learn more about his 2X great grandmother.

About the presenter

Diahan Southard knows firsthand what a difference it can make to know where you came from. What started off as an educational and career interest in genetic genealogy became deeply personal when she used DNA to discover her mom’s birth parents and connect with new relatives. Now she has 20+ years of genetic genealogy experience. She built her company, Your DNA Guide, to show that learning DNA doesn’t have to be intimidating, frustrating, or require a college degree in biology. Her goal is to teach you to “Do the DNA”–and feel confident and have fun in the process! Diahan teaches internationally, writes for popular magazines, authored Your DNA Guide–The Book, and produces Your DNA Guide–the Academy, an online learning experience.

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New Webinar Short: Excel Tips for DNA Analysis: How to Make a DNA Citation Template by Paul Woodbury, MEd., AG

New Webinar Short: Excel Tips for DNA Analysis: How to Make a DNA Citation Template by Paul Woodbury, MEd., AG

Webinar Shorts are a new bonus feature for members at Legacy Family Tree Webinars that provide you with genealogy classes in 20 minutes or less.  Enjoy this new Webinar Short "Excel Tips for DNA Analysis: How to Make a DNA Citation Template" by Paul Woodbury, MEd., AG.

Webinar Short Description

Learn how to automatically create citations for your DNA matches to help you in organizing your genetic genealogy research efforts.

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 is an accredited genealogist in the France region through the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists. Paul currently works as a Research Team Manager at Legacy Tree Genealogists where he has helped to solve hundreds of genetic genealogy cases. In addition to genetic genealogy, Paul enjoys French research.

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Understanding Predicted Relationships at the DNA Testing Sites — free replay of today's webinar by Michelle Leonard now available for limited time

Understanding Predicted Relationships at the DNA Testing Sites — free replay of today's webinar by Michelle Leonard now available for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Michelle Leonard, "Understanding Predicted Relationships at the DNA Testing Sites?” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

When you receive your results from any of the major testing sites you will see a relationship prediction such as 4th-6th cousin or 1st cousin twice removed-2nd cousin twice removed. What exactly do these predictions mean though? This presentation will explain all about these predictions and provide practical advice on how to interpret and make best use of them.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 31 minute recording of "Understanding Predicted Relationships at the DNA Testing Sites" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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