Introduction to the Use of Autosomal DNA Testing

Introduction to the Use of Autosomal DNA Testing


by Tim Janzen

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Introduction to the Use of Autosomal DNA Testing


This presentation will describe the basics about the use of autosomal DNA for genealogical purposes. Topics covered will include basic autosomal DNA terms, the interpretation of matching segment data, the impact that endogamy can have on your autosomal DNA results, and practical tips for creating a master match list spreadsheet. An example of how autosomal DNA testing was used to solve a  genealogical research question will also be provided.
This class will be broadcast live from MyHeritage headquarters in Or Yehuda, Israel as part of the MyHeritage One-Day Genealogy Seminar.


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Presenter: Tim Janzen

Tim Janzen is a family practice doctor at South Tabor Family Physicians in Portland, Oregon. He has had an interest in genealogical research for over 35 years and has particularly been involved in Mennonite genealogical research for the past 20 years. For the past 13 years Tim has been using DNA analysis to help complement traditional genealogical research. Glenn Penner and he are the co-administrators of the Mennonite DNA project at Tim has a strong interest in many areas of genetic genealogy, particularly in regards to phasing and autosomal DNA analysis. He is a consultant to many genetics company companies regarding their features related to autosomal DNA. Tim helps lead the advanced genetic genealogy classes in Portland, Oregon for the local ISOGG group and has given many presentations at genealogy conferences about genetic genealogy

Tim Janzen