Tips and techniques for working out who your DNA matches are and where they fit into your tree.
To be able to use DNA to aid your family history, you need to work out who your DNA matches are, what their family tree is and how they fit into your tree. Whether you are breaking down brickwalls or verifying your paper based research, each match can help. This talk takes you through various tips and techniques for using the information provided by your DNA matches from as little as a nickname through to a fully fledged tree to work out how you are related. A series of practical examples illustrate the methods and set you on your way to applying them to your own DNA results. A handout will be provided and there will be a chance for Q&A.
Mia Bennett is a Gloucester based professional genealogist who has been researching her family history for over 25 years. She is a trustee of the Society of Genealogists and an Associate of AGRA. Having followed in her ancestor’s footsteps as an engineer she uses her analysis skills to investigate the fascinating world of her, and others’, relatives. She carries out DNA analysis for family history, runs brickwall workshops, provides advice at family history shows, and gives talks on DNA and family history. She particularly enjoys carrying out consultations on DNA and more traditional family history via Zoom and in person (once safe again). She is studying for a Higher Certificate in Genealogy at the IHGS and is an alumni of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Science is at the fore with her interest in using DNA to solve genealogical mysteries.
You can see more on her website www.miagenealogy.com.