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Using DNA for Family History

Are you considering having your DNA tested to support your family history research?

Have you recently been tested and are now wondering how to make sense of your results?

Would you like some help from local experts?

We have been helping members interested in using DNA testing as a family history tool for some time through our DNA Special Interest Group which meets monthly.   We are now expanding that service by offering one-hour introductory group sessions in April which will also be open to non-members.

Session 1 Considering testing?

Aimed primarily at people who have some experience with family history research. They probably have a well-developed family tree but are thinking about DNA testing; possibly to add to their tree, prove that their assumptions were correct or even hoping to break down a brick wall or two.  Explore:

·       What is DNA testing and why would want to you do it?

·       How do I choose which testing company to use?

·       How do I order a test and what does it cost and involve?

·       How long does it take?

·       How do I access my results and what do they look like?

·       What to do while you are waiting

This session may also be of background value to people who have already ordered/received their results.

Session 2. Making sense of your DNA Results

Aimed at people who have just received, or are about to receive, their DNA results and are ready to start. Walk through live results with a local expert and learn how to make sense of them.  Three separate sessions will be offered.  While similar, in content, each will be tailored to FamilyTreeDNA, AncestryDNA or MyHeritage DNA.

Saturday 7 April 2018
          1.30 – 2.30 Session 1  Considering testing – what to expect
          3.00 – 4.00 Session 2.a Making sense of FTDNA results
          4.30 – 5.30 Session 2.b Making sense of AncestryDNA results

Saturday 14 April 2018
          1.30 – 2.30 Session 2.a Making sense of FTDNA results (repeat)
          3.00 – 4.00 Session 1  Considering testing – what to expect (repeat)
          4.30 – 5.30 Session 2.c Making sense of MyHeritage DNA results

The Old Sunday School, St John’s Park, New Town.  Please arrive in time to be registered and seated by the advertised start time. Full details of how to get there may be found here: www.orphanschool.org.au/where.php

Cost for each session: $5 for TFHS members, $10 for non-members, payable by cash on arrival

Bookings are required:
Contact the Secretary by phone or email stating which date/s and session/s you will be attending: secretary@hobart.tasfhs.org or 6244 4527

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