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DNA Basics by Beth Taylor and Crista Cowan

  • 9 Apr 2024
  • 10:00 AM
  • Hybrid - Williamson Hall and Zoom


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10 AM (Pacific Time) on Tues, April 9th, 2024  Hybrid - Zoom or In-Person at Williams Hall.  DNA Basics by Beth Taylor and Ancestry DNA by Crista Cowan.

Learn DNA Basics --What is Nuclear DNA, Mitrochonrial, and Autosomal DNA? What are Centimorgans and why are they important?  How accurate are Ethnicity Results?  Why understand 2nd Cousins and 2nd cousins once removed?   Learn how to use Ancestry Matches and assign them to your Mom or Dad's line.  These are some of the things you will learn when you join us!  We will be playing two RootsTech 2023 videos and then discussing what we learned.

DOOR PRIZE: A Free Ancestry DNA kit donated by Kelly McCray!  Thank you Kelly!!

Beth Taylor:  Beth is a Research Specialist at the Family History Library. She is a Board-certified genealogist (CG), holds a BA of History from Brigham Young University, and has worked for FamilySearch for more almost 15 years. Her specialties include DNA, Quakers, organizing, land records, and probate records.

Crista Cowan:  Crista is the Corporate Genealogist at since 2011 and has taught classes at genealogy conferences and events around the world.  Crisrta is also known as the Barefoot Genealogist and has produced and starred in more than 400 episodes of “The Barefoot Genealogist” since 2012.

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