DNA Do-Over – Month 10 – October 2018

The DNA Do-Over - Month 10 October 2018: Ethnicity Estimates; Other DNA testing companies, and Making smart buying decisions

Ethnicity Estimates; Other DNA testing companies, and Making smart buying decisions

Click HERE for a complete list of DNA Do-Over topics for 2018

During October 2018, we will cover the following areas of this topic:

  • Are ethnicity estimates accurate? How far back do they go?
  • Are there certain DNA testing companies to avoid? Are there new DNA testing companies offering new or different services?
  • How to compare DNA tests and shop smart.

DNA Do-Over Month 10 Resources

This is a developing list and as we discuss this month’s topics we will add to this document and finalize it on October 31st.

DNA Do-Over Month 10 Resources

This is a developing list and as we discuss this month’s topics we will add to this document and finalize it on October 31st.

DNA Boot Camp

One of the lectures covered during DNA Boot Camp earlier this year is related to this month’s topics:

Researching Difficult DNA Matches

  • Understanding Ethnicity Estimates: Think that ethnicity estimates provided by DNA testing don’t help, they’re wrong, or at best, they’re just fun? Learn how and when your ethnicity estimates can be useful. This talk will cover 1) how ethnicity estimates are generated and the ancestral timeframe they reflect; 2) differences between the DNA testing companies; and 3) how to identify situations in which they can be very helpful. Several case studies where ethnicity estimates helped solve the genealogy mystery at hand will be covered. Click HERE for more information. 

Web-Based Resources

DNA Do-Over Facebook Group and More

An interactive collaborative community for the DNA Do-Over has been created on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dnadoover/. Those hoping to participate in the DNA Do-Over are encouraged to join. Just like the entire DNA Do-Over program, there is no fee or “upcharge” for this collaborative environment.

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Thomas MacEntee
Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee has been researching his family history for more than 40 years and is the creator of Abundant Genealogy, Genealogy Bargains, DNA Bargains, The Genealogy Do-Over and numerous other web-based genealogy and family history properties.