September 26, 2019 5:30 pm - October 24, 2019 7:30 pm 3rd Floor Conference Room, CLP Main Branch, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

WPGS will once again offer the popular course Genetic Genealogy: Connecting Ancestry DNA Tests to Family Trees presented by Ray Jones, Ph.D. The five-session course will be offered Thursday evenings, Sept. 26-Oct. 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the 3rd Floor Conference Room at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP), 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh. Participants should plan to attend all five sessions. 
 
The course features discussions and exercises for participants to connect Ancestry DNA tests to their family tree research. Genetic genealogy has grown in popularity over the past several years. Specifically, the Ancestry DNA test has a database of more than 15 million testers, making it a valuable tool for genealogy research. Participants should have a desire to build their own family trees and genealogy research using the Ancestry DNA test and be motivated to be active participants in discussions and exercises to help their classmates do the same. There is no required textbook for the course, but Jones recommends The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine T. Bettinger for information about the science behind genetic genealogy.
 
The cost is $35 for WPGS members and $50 for non-members. Advance registration is required. To register for this course, please call CLP’s Pennsylvania Department at 412-622-3154. Payment to be made by check at the first session.