Should you have a DNA test to help trace your roots? What tests are available? What do the results show?
Every year, new DNA tests are developed that go beyond the traditional Y-DNA and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) results. These new tests can be used to study relationships between individuals who are not part of the direct paternal or maternal line.
Debbie Parker Wayne presents two sessions at the FGS 2014 Conference to help you understand these tests: what are they, what steps are required to take the test, and how can you analyze the results. If you’ve been thinking about using a DNA test as part of your family research, these sessions are a great way to learn more about what’s involved.
S-412 DNA Case Studies: Analyzing Test Results
Case studies illustrate analysis of Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA, and autosomal DNA test results to contribute to genealogical research goals.
S-443 Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and XDNA
Understand mitochondrial DNA and X-DNA testing and how to analyze test results in a case study.
Debbie has presented DNA topics at the National Genealogical Society and Federation of Genealogical Society conferences, Family Tree DNA Project Administrator’s Conference, Southern California Jamboree DNA Day, “Genealogy as a Profession” course at IGHR, many local genealogical societies in Texas, and all-day workshops on genetic genealogy in Texas and Arkansas. She is the DNA instructor for the Forensic Genealogy Institute run by the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy. Debbie’s DNA research focuses on client projects and on research into her own family project which includes Y‑DNA, mtDNA, X‑DNA, and autosomal DNA studies.