Thursday, June 4, 2015

Class Highlight: Intermediate to Advanced DNA Analysis Techniques for Genealogical Research with Angie Bush

If you have previously taken a Genetic Genealogy course and are hungry for more, welcome to DNA for Family Historians 2.0! Intermediate to Advanced DNA Analysis Techniques for Genealogical Research with Angie Bush is intended for the genealogist who has a thorough understanding of genetic genealogy basics and has experience applying DNA testing to family history research. This is the next step in genetic genealogy education, with a focus on preparing professionals and others to work on genetic genealogy cases and strengthen the skills of those who are already doing so.

This course will examine the methods used by expert genetic genealogists to thoroughly and accurately analyze DNA testing results to advance knowledge of an individual’s genealogy. Instruction will include complex case studies that incorporate multiple types of DNA testing results, analyzed in conjunction with documentary evidence, as well as cases where DNA test results are the primary resource, such as in unknown parentage cases.

Coursework will include analyzing and comparing DNA testing data from all of the companies offering products to the genealogy community with explanations and demonstrations of the most valuable features and tools for the genetic genealogist working with large amounts of data. Through active participation in and completion of this course, the genealogist will gain essential skills for integrating DNA testing with traditional genealogy research on an advanced level.

Professional Genetic Genealogist Wendy Wilson Spooner said, "My experience in the Advanced DNA course last January at SLIG, was all I had hoped for and could not have been more informative! I was sitting in the forest (camping) last July with my laptop, when registration for the course opened. Need I say how thrilled I was to get in to this highly desired course?

CeCe Moore, Blaine Bettinger and Angie Bush outdid themselves once again. Their instruction style, methodology of working with DNA results, and case study presentations, were professional and inspiring. The syllabus I received for the course is invaluable and has become my 'DNA Bible.' I highly recommend this course to anyone who has taken the beginning/intermediate course, and many thanks to all who worked to make the class available - especially the instructors."

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