May 9, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm Third Floor Conference Room, PA Department, Oakland Branch of CLP
The five-session course presented by Ray Jones, Ph.D. features discussions and exercises to connect Ancestry DNA tests to family tree research. Genetic genealogy has grown in popularity over the past several years. Specifically,  the Ancestry DNA test now 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. The course will meet at 5:30 pm on Thursdays, May 9 through June 6, in the Third Floor Conference Room in the Pennsylvania Department at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Oakland branch. The course is $35 for WPGS members and $50 for non-members.  Space is limited so registration is required.  Checks should be made payable to Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society and can be brought to the first session. Please call 412-622-3154 to register. This course will not be available online.  There is no required textbook, but Blaine Bettinger’s The Family Tree Guide to  DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy can be a supplemental resource to learn more about the science behind genetic genealogy.