Family History Getaway: Unravelling Ancestral Secrets through DNA

Family History Getaway: Unravelling Ancestral Secrets through DNA
20190520T0000Z 20190524T2359Z
DNA & Heredity
Mon 20 May 2019
4 days

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This course is now fully booked. To place your name on the wait list for a returned ticket, email the events department.

Join us at the Society of Genealogists for a Family History Getaway Week. This year, the Society is hosting their five-day programme in its Library in London with a focus on DNA. You can attend talks and workshops to find out about the science of DNA, identify the commercial testing companies and learn how you can apply test results to your own research. Then, as part of the programme, explore the books, documents and records in our Library and Catalogue to work on your own research. Workshops and talks, help using our Library, and lunch are all included in the cost.

Family history research is constantly changing and the technological advances in DNA testing are creating the most obvious changes at the moment. Anyone researching family history and building a family tree can use DNA tests as part of their study. Many people are saying that it has been particularly helpful in breaking down brick walls.

Spending a week attending talks and workshops covering just one subject is an excellent way to learn and upgrade your skills. You can attend talks and workshops, meet experts and spend time with other people who share your interests in the subject. A full programme can be found here

Course requirements

Although not a prerequisite for the course, attendees will get the most benefit if they have already taken an autosomal test with at least one of the major companies (AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA, MyHeritage DNA) and if you have access to at least one set of Y-DNA results. It would also be helpful if you have access to one person’s mtDNA results (full sequence).

Full cost for 5 days of talks, workshops, lunch, and access to our Library £220.00/£176.00 SoG Members. Do you have a question? email the events department.

Note those attending will automatically be entered in a prize draw for a MyHeritage DNA kit (donated by MyHeritage, value £75.00). Kits can also be ordered online through the MyHeritage website