3rd time lucky! Dr Penny Walters returns with the talk that has been postponed twice due to the current times including FHD in March
This session will explain how to merge established paper trails with DNA results. The biology and jargon of DNA can be overwhelming and people have had to learn this new branch of genealogy quickly. Through DNA testing, people receive ethnicity estimates, a heritage map, a list of people that DNA ‘matches’ (overlaps) with, and the opportunity to contact them and collaborate if both parties want to. Many people don’t know what to do with all that information, and just focus on their ethnicity result. The advantages and disadvantages of different DNA tests will be explored; a consanguinity chart will be provided; useful information for adoptees will be given; uploading to GED match and utilising the MRCA (most recent common ancestor) information, and triangulation will be explained. Attendees will be shown how to add ‘useful’ DNA matches to their tree to inform a re-structured paper trail. A variety of ethical dilemmas will be outlined.
Penny has been a University lecturer for 30 years in Psychology and Business Studies. Her interest in genealogy started after having her first child and then wondering about her biological parents, as she was adopted. DNA testing has revealed 94% Irish heritage
(Zoom sign-in from 7.15p.m. – If you haven’t attended one of these meetings before, contact “liaison” email or see the E newsletter or Journal for an invitation and joining instructions.)
Admission £3 per person by donation if you wish via the website. Thank you.