Crack the Genetic Code with Genetic Genealogy 201

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Crack your genetic code starting June 4th!

So you’ve taken your DNA test and you’ve gotten your results back. But what does it really reveal about your family history? In this 4-week online genealogy course, you’ll learn how to interpret your DNA results. You’ll also discover the tools available to make applying your results to find relatives and ancestors much easier. Genetic Genealogy 201 will help you “crack the genetic code” with 4 weeks of tips, resources, and tools including plenty of opportunities to ask questions and apply what you’ve learned.

Crack the Genetic Code with Genetic Genealogy 201

“Excellent. It took away the mystery of DNA comparisons and helped me find the tools I needed to go forward in my searches. Thank you.” – Elizabeth S.

Learn how to use your DNA results

You’ll love Genetic Genealogy 201 if you:

  • want to learn about the tools you can use to interpret your DNA results
  • like to learn practical ways of using your results to solve your genealogy problems
  • want expert instruction from an experienced genetic genealogist
  • crave new DNA techniques and strategies to break down your brick walls

This 4-week course combines video lessons and written instruction designed to teach you how to use your matches in combination with other DNA tools. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to try out the techniques, ask questions, and get feedback from your instructor and fellow students. We recommend this course to those who have already tested and have a basic understanding of how DNA tests work. If you’re new to genetic genealogy and DNA testing, we recommend taking our Genetic Genealogy 101 course first.

Get expert instruction you can trust

Watch this quick video to learn why Kerry Scott is excited to be instructing Genetic Genealogy 201.

“I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable and efficient instructor. Kerry went above and beyond, giving explanations, examples and links to additional information. I learned so much from her and am very glad that I signed up for this class.” – Kathy J.

Kerry Scott used to be an HR executive. She finally realized she liked dead people better, so now she’s a genealogist. She’s obsessed with using technology to become a more efficient family historian and lately, she’s been using DNA testing to help adoptees and others with missing parentage find their bio families. Kerry teaches at Family Tree University and writes an award-winning genealogy blog, Clue Wagon. Her roots are in the Midwest, but she now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In Genetic Genealogy 201, you’ll learn:

  • tools that help you interpret and apply your DNA results to your research
  • tips for understanding the degrees of relationships and what they reveal
  • techniques for using your list of matches to find answers to your questions
  • third-party websites, tools and apps that make understanding your results much easier
  • learn what those ethnicity results really mean and when they can be useful
  • practical applications demonstrated through real-life examples

Did you know?

The amount of DNA shared by two people can help determine the genealogical relationship between those two people, although it is not a perfect predictor. For example, if you share 1500 cM with someone, that match is likely a grandparent/grandchild, aunt/uncle or niece/nephew, or half-sibling. However, if you share 75 cM with a match, it is not clear whether the match is a third cousin, second cousin once removed, or a more complicated relationship (e.g., multiple cousin). Learn more in Genetic Genealogy 201. Don’t miss out!

Learn more about our online courses

Our 4-week courses don’t require you to log on at a certain time of day to access the materials. From the course start date, you’ll be able to log in to view and download your lessons and start interacting on the discussion boards. Your instructor will check in a few times per week to answer all of the questions and provide feedback. Learn all about how our courses work in our course calendar page.

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