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DNA for Beginners - the three tests (Debbie Kennett)

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Published on Feb 21, 2014

Debbie has been involved in the world of DNA testing since 2007 and is now one of the UK's leading genetic genealogy experts. She is the author of two books for the History Press: DNA and Social Networking (2011) (http://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/inde...) and The Surnames Handbook (http://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/inde...) (2012). She writes the popular Cruwys News blog (http://cruwys.blogspot.co.uk/) which features articles on her Cruse/Cruwys one-name study and on genetic genealogy. Debbie was appointed as an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London in July 2013. She is a member of the Guild of One-Name Studies and the Society of Genealogists.

DNA for Beginners: The Three Tests
10.15 Thursday 20th February
This lecture will provide an introduction to the use of DNA testing as a complement to family history research. The cost of these tests has dropped dramatically in the last few years and is now affordable for everyone. The Y-chromosome DNA test is widely used in surname projects and explores the direct male line. The mitochondrial DNA test follows the motherline. Both Y-DNA and mtDNA tests can also provide insights into your deep ancestry. The newer autosomal DNA tests can be used to find matches with genetic cousins within the last five or six generations.

These lectures were presented at Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2014 between Thurs 20th Feb and Sat 22nd Feb 2014. Please note that these videos are copyrighted to the presenter and should only be used for personal study. They are not to be used for any other purpose without the presenters express permission. Also, please note that because this is a rapidly advancing field, the content may quickly become outdated.

The lectures were sponsored by FamilyTreeDNA (at www.ftdna.com) and organised by ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy at www.isogg.org).

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