Ontario Ancestors Conference 2022 The Ontario Genealogical Society Virtual Conference 2022, June 24 – 26, Ottawa
The Ontario Genealogical Society Virtual Conference 2022, June 24 – 26, Ottawa

June 26 – 2:00 PM – Stream B – Genetic Genealogy: DNA Testing, Tools & Tips

This session sponsored by Halton-Peel Branch of Ontario Ancestors

Summary 

Learn the basics of DNA testing and what native and 3rd party tools are available to help make sense of your matches.  

Outline 

Genetic Genealogy has become a mainstream part of the modern genealogist’s toolbox. However, DNA testing and analysis continues to be a steep learning curve for many family historians. In this presentation, you will learn about the various types of DNA tests and the companies that offer them. You will have a better understanding of the results and native tools offered by these testing companies and you will learn about a few of the most popular and useful DNA analysis tools available as 3rd part services. This presentation breaks down some of the first steps you should take when assessing your DNA matches, staying organized and best practices when reaching out to your matches.  

Ben Dawson – this link is to Ben’s speaker page where a blog article link will lead you to discover how DNA made a big impact on his journey into his family history. That and playing cards with his grandmother and chatting about the family certainly helped!