Events Calendar

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•  To find events organised by a particular Branch, for example Lisburn Branch, search for 'Lisburn Branch'.

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Making Progress with Autosomal DNA | DNA Summer School – Day 1 Afternoon | On Zoom

Education Zoom

An online Zoom class with Anne Johnston We begin our summer school with some handy tips – how can DNA testing help with your family history research? This Class will look at how you can maximise success when analysing your DNA results and help you to fulfil your genealogical goals.  

£10

Trees and Your Matches | DNA Summer School – Day 1 Evening | On Zoom

Education Zoom

An online Zoom class with Anne Johnston This Class highlights the importance of traditional family tree research to DNA analysis and shows how you can achieve success in identifying your matches and extending your family tree.

£10

Inferred Matches/Mapping | DNA Summer School – Day 2 Evening | On Zoom

Education Zoom

An online Zoom class with Martin McDowell Our second day of focusing on autosomal DNA comes to end with a more advanced session explaining how to infer that DNA matches are from a specific ancestor. Learning this technique can help you categorise your matches by analysing them and comparing them with those of other close relatives.

£10

The Advantages of Y-DNA | DNA Summer School – Day 3 Afternoon | On Zoom

Education Zoom

– an online Zoom class with Martin McDowell Y-DNA is a very powerful tool that can be used to break through a brickwall. This class will cover the different levels of testing available and will explain how to interpret and work with your Y-DNA results.

£10

Using Y-DNA to connect with Ancestors in the 1500s, 1400s, and 1200s | DNA Summer School – Day 3 Evening | On Zoom

Education Zoom

An online Zoom class with Guest Speaker Maurice Gleeson Y-DNA can be a particularly powerful tool when used in conjunction with extensive, documented lineages. Maurice’s early experience with Y-DNA helped him break through a Brick Wall on his Spierin ancestral line and travel back in time from 1800 to the late 1500s. Research at the University of Strathclyde […]

£10

The Advantages of MT-DNA | DNA Summer School – Day 4 Afternoon | On Zoom

Education Zoom

An online Zoom class with Martin McDowell Mitochondrial DNA can give you useful information about your family lines going back many hundreds – and even thousands – of years. This course will explain how it works and how it can be used to further your family history research.

£10

Using MT-DNA | DNA Summer School – Day 4 Evening | On Zoom

Education Zoom

An online Zoom class with Guest Speaker Mags Gaulden MT DNA can be a very useful tool in breaking through a very stubborn brickwall. This talk uses real examples to demonstrate how MT DNA can be used to confirm lines and add ancestors to your tree.

£10

Using GEDmatch | DNA Summer School – Day 5 Afternoon | On Zoom

Education Zoom

An online Zoom class with Martin McDowell GEDmatch offers many great tools to analyse your DNA. This class covers some of the basics and a few of the more advanced tools that can be used to help you work effectively with your match list.  

£10

Unravelling Trees of Matches using AutoKinship from Genetic Affairs | DNA Summer School – Day 5 Evening | On Zoom

Education Zoom

An online Zoom class with Guest Speaker  EJ Blom We’ll discuss the AutoKinship tree-building tool in this presentation. Using only shared DNA information between shared matches, AutoKinship is able to come up with several trees that provide clues on how everybody is related to each other. This approach works for matches from 23andme, MyHeritage, and GEDmatch. We’ll discuss […]

£10