Online Conversation Course: Discussing DNA: Finding Unexpected Results
Live Panel Discussion: November 18, 2020, 6:00 PM EDT; Access to recordings and materials from November 11 through February 28, 2021
Presented by Christopher C. Child, Libby Copeland, and Bill Griffeth
In the past few decades, DNA testing has opened new doors for the field of genealogy. For an individual, however, unexpected DNA test results can open a can of worms: revealing unknown parentage, long lost siblings, and other family secrets. Such discoveries can affect one’s understanding of their family—no matter how many generations removed, their culture, and their identity. This online conversation course brings together genetic genealogists, authors, and journalists to discuss the implications and impact of unexpected test results. Through a combination of instructive videos, educational resources, and a lively panel discussion, you will hear how DNA testing has affected how we do family history, learn about the prevalence of genetic surprises, and gain tools to interpret and cope with unexpected test results.