The Beginner’s Guide To DNA Testing For Genealogy

Michelle Leonard
Apr 6, 2022
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Speaker's Introduction
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Autosomal DNA
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DNA Match Lists
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Working with Matches
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Case Studies and Tips
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

This presentation will give an overview of the three main types of DNA tests available for family history purposes. It will explain how Y-DNA, Mitochondrial DNA and Autosomal DNA are inherited and how to use your DNA results to verify the accuracy of your family tree, connect with new cousins, break down brick walls and solve mysteries. Michelle will give practical advice, hints and tips on the best steps to take to succeed and demonstrate what can be achieved using success stories.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Michelle Leonard is a Scottish professional genealogist, DNA detective, freelance researcher, speaker, author and historian. She runs her own genealogy and DNA consultancy business, Genes & Genealogy, and specialises in DNA Detective work part
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  1. NM
    Neil McNicol
    4 months ago

    As always, a great informative presentation from Michelle.

  2. XM
    Xana Miller
    4 months ago

    Great stuff. Thank you

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    Helen Sch
    4 months ago


  4. PB
    pAUL bING
    4 months ago

    GREAT! She should put her syllabus, comments, and slides together into a book, paper or digital.

  5. GL
    Graham Lowe
    4 months ago

    Michelle, thank you for all your detailed explanations of concepts and processes in both presentation and syllabus.

  6. RJ
    Ruth Jenkins
    4 months ago

    What a brilliant DNA presentation with Michelle Leonard. She explains it in a very understandable way, very clear & precise. Would definitely recommend anyone new to DNA or needs updating/refreshing to attend her various courses. I have learnt and am still learning a lot from her.

  7. EJ
    Elizabeth Jones
    4 months ago

    Wonderful, informative clear and concise. I really learned a lot. However, I missed getting the syllabus and hope I can find it on the Legacy webinar site.

  8. GB
    Giles Bugailiskis
    4 months ago

    Excellent presenter. The best I have seen on the topic of DNA.


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