DNA Do-Over – Month 7 – July 2018

The DNA Do-Over - Month 7 July 2018: Setting Up and Administering DNA Projects; Family Reunions and DNA Testing

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.

Midwest DNA

The digital downloads for Midwest DNA held June 9, 2018 are now available - great DNA genealogy webinars by Blaine Bettinger, Mary Eberle and Jane Haldeman.

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.

Web-Based Resources

  • Family Tree DNA – Projects
    https://www.familytreedna.com/projects.aspx
    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.”

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.