Setting Up and Administering DNA Projects; Family Reunions and DNA Testing
Click HERE for a complete list of DNA Do-Over topics for 2018
During July 2018, we will cover the following areas of this topic:
- What is a DNA Family Project and which sites are best for administering large and small projects?
- How do I get other relatives to do a DNA test?
DNA Do-Over Month 7 Resources
This is a developing list and as we discuss this month’s topics we will add to this document and finalize it on July 31st.
Two of the lectures covered during the online Midwest DNA event on Saturday, June 9th, are pertinent to this month’s topics:
- Begging for Spit: Encouraging Others to Test: One of the biggest challenges facing genealogists is asking family members and non-genealogists to undergo DNA testing. Together we’ll examine novel and interactive ways to encourage participation by making these individuals stakeholders in DNA testing. Presented by Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D. Click HERE to purchase.
- Y-DNA Projects: Y-DNA projects focus on specific research goals. They include research on surnames, Y-DNA haplogroups, locations, and communities. Run by volunteers, projects create opportunities for people to collaborate on their common genetic heritage. Membership is free. Learn how a Y-DNA project can help you with your research goals. Presented by Jane Haldeman. Click HERE to purchase.
- Family Tree DNA – Projects
A comprehensive site to set up surname, lineage, and geographical projects.
“Family Tree DNA Projects are run by administrators. Administrators are unpaid volunteers who have an interest in the history and genealogy of a particular haplogroup, lineage, geographic region, ethnic group, or surname. They are given access to tools to compare results and are responsible for managing and organizing the data for their projects.”
- Project Groupings and How to Get the Most Out of Projects at Family Tree DNA – DNAeXplained
- Surname DNA Projects – ISOGG Wiki
- DNA Testing at Family Reunions – FamilySearch
- Testing Family Members – AncestryDNA knowledgebase
DNA Do-Over Facebook Group and More
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