Genetic Genealogy: Researching your Family Tree using DNA
Understand the science behind DNA test findings in family history research
If you’re interested in researching your family history and genealogy, this six-week course from the University of Strathclyde is for you. Complementing the University’s course, Genealogy: researching your family tree, it explains genetics and DNA test results in simple terms, so you can really understand your ancestry.
Gain insight into the science behind family tree research
The course begins with an introduction to DNA testing, giving you the know-how to decide which DNA test suits your needs and formulate a testing strategy.
You’ll also learn the all-important tasks of identifying the important genetic matches in your DNA test results and identifying and researching dead ends so you can find the family history that is actually relevant for you.
Enjoy the unique benefits offered by this family tree course
No other online course offers guidance not only on researching your family history but also in understanding the science behind your DNA test findings. With this training, you’ll be able to make the most of your results and find the most meaning in your genealogy.
Delve into your DNA test results with the world-renowned University of Strathclyde
The University of Strathclyde is a leader in genealogical education and research. Besides working on several scientific advances in the field, it is the only institution offering genealogical courses at every level from undergraduate to Doctorate.
With its run of successful online courses in recent years, it offers all the support and resources you need to research your family tree.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Identify the most appropriate test for diferent research scenarios
- Create a DNA testing strategy which is appropriate for the research scenario
- Evaluate different types of test result
- Engage with features, tools and applications to group DNA matches
- Demonstrate an understanding of the different patterns of genetic inheritance
- Synthesise genetic genealogy with traditional genealogical research techniques and practices
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in DNA test procedures and family tree research. This includes professionals who need to understand the results for work as well as individuals who want to understand the science while looking into their genealogies.
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