Using Mitochondrial DNA Testing for Genealogical Problem Solving

Michael D. Lacopo, DVM
Feb 1, 2023
Free through February 8, 2023
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About this webinar

Utilizing this form of DNA testing in genealogy garners a lot of negative advice. Learn how vitally important this kind of testing can be when you use DNA as an active tool in the genealogical toolbox. This case study will show you how pairing good research and DNA testing can be the perfect marriage.

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Valid through: February 7, 2023

About the speaker

About the speaker

Dr. Michael D. Lacopo is a retired small-animal veterinarian and professional genealogist born and raised in northern Indiana. Researching since 1980, he has lectured internationally and written for numerous periodicals and journals. A self- descr
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  1. SM
    Suzanne McClendon
    5 hours ago

    I am so very glad to finally hear someone *not* discouraging mtDNA testing! Thank you!

  2. VM
    Victoria McGuinness
    15 hours ago

    Great presentation both in style and content! Thank you for awakening me to new research strategies!

  3. ZD
    Zack Daugherty
    2 days ago

    Glad to finally see Michael added to Legacy FT Webinars. There are very few applied mtDNA case studies, so it is great to finally have one to point to when I’m approaching potential testers for mtDNA.

  4. JB
    Judith Bird
    2 days ago

    The presentation was very clear and concise. It was very informative, and I learned so much. I had never considered a Mt DNA test a necessity, until now. I have Norwegian ancestors and the OLSON surname is very common. It comes from both my father and mother. Perhaps this test could sort out any matches on my mother’s side that aren’t Norwegian. I know there is at least one, Barth ancestor (probably German)..

  5. LH
    Lisa Henderson
    2 days ago

    I love Lacopo’s case studies and how they clarify the meaning that can be derived from the various DNA tests. Excellent translation of science for the layperson!

  6. RM
    Rochelle Males
    2 days ago

    Fantastic! Such a great presentation on how to use mitochondrial DNA to help aid us in solving genealogical mysteries. Thank you so much!

  7. JH
    Jane Harmon
    2 days ago

    What a wonderful speaker, with an excellent presentation! I’ll return to this one again and again as I learn to apply the GPS to this area of problem-solving. I can hardly wait for Mike’s upcoming webinars!

  8. CM
    Charles Meiser
    2 days ago

    Fabulous! I love case studies.


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