013) Genealogical Research and DNA Testing: The Case for Both Being Essential for a Complete Story Using One to Inform the Other

Neither traditional genealogical research nor DNA testing can help you build a complete picture of your family’s history. This class will discuss how to use one to inform the other. Attendees will bring the research they have completed thus far and learn how their DNA testing might fill in some of the gaps they have on their tree. Using an Ancestry DNA example, we’ll discuss how to use DNA matching to solve various kinds of mysteries. We’ll also discuss the best ways to reach out to your DNA matches in order to encourage collaboration—without scaring off potential family connections! Designed to build on the Truth AND Consequences session, this class can also be taken independently.