Genetic genealogy is rapidly becoming a field of interest for Hispanic genealogists, researchers, and family historians. I had the pleasure of presenting for Las Villas del Norte on one of the three major DNA testing for genealogy companies.
This year's focus is on DNA testing for Genealogy. This is one of four presentations that will about DNA. They are for anyone that has yet to test so that they can see what they will get with each company once they test.
I started my presentation with a basic diagram of how ancestry compares and matches your DNA with other people that have also tested.
Settings -The first thing I presented was the basic settings so that members become aware of how to use them. This also provided a chance to show where you can download your Raw DNA Data in case they ever want to transfer their DNA results to Gedmatch.
Ethnicity Estimate - I then moved on to one of the major reasons people test their DNA for and it is their Ethnicity estimates. I provided attendees with an overview of my results and also pointed out important areas to help them best learn their results and also learn how they are calculated.
DNA Matches - Afterward, I provided an in-depth review of my very own DNA Matches and showed them where ancestry shows you your centimorgans (DNA measurement) with each of your matches. Also pointed out where they can learn more about how they are matched with other people. I showed a particular second cousin that I have the same Great grandparents in common with.
DNA Circles - Finally, I presented on DNA circles on how they are created, and how they can be used. I pointed out how to identify who is related to them and also who may be part of the group but is related to other members of the group.
Overall I think the presentation turned out to be great since it is an excellent way to show anyone interested in testing with AncestryDNA of what they can expect to get and also how it can help them in their research.
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