About This Course
Ancestral connection: DNA and online sources for family history research NEW
Eight weeks, Tuesdays 7-9pm, from 2 October to 20 November
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€200 See Fees and Costs for full details.
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Friday 21 September 2018
Woodstock Hotel, Ennis, Co Clare
Tuesday 2 October 2018
This course explores the genealogy world of DNA and online family history resources vital in the use of family history research. With 9 billion trees online and the increase DNA testing, understanding family networks through online sources can provide valuable learning and the means of solving ancestral puzzles. This course is aimed at the researcher/hobbyist who wishes to increase their knowledge of the world of DNA and family history sources for family history research. Ancestral Connections provides you with the tools to decipher DNA results and increases your knowledge and awareness of the uses of strategies to implement them within a family tree. The resulting network connections help you unravel the past and form connections to the present which will be of use in future research.
- Introduction to DNA tests and Online Sources This lecture introduces the participants to the world of DNA tests and online resources available for family history research.
- Reading the Results –Comparing & Exploring DNA tests This lecture compares the different types of DNA tests available on the market and establishes the specifications of each test and how they are used. The outputs of what the tests can reveal are discussed
- Using the results to create pedigree trees and charts This lecture shows how pedigree trees and family history charts and tables can be extracted from DNA tests and online sources. Correct guidelines on how to create trees and charts are given and analysed.
- Making social networks and using family DNA test -Smart matching This lecture explores patterns which relate to family history research such as endogamy and exogamy for marriage patterns, degrees of consanguinity and affinity and reveals how social networks operate for family DNA tests and the uses of Smart Matching.
- Online sources for Family History Research This lecture reveals a range of online sources which are of use in Family History Research. Sources for records, information on visuals and useful resources are all provided in this valuable class.
- Presenting your family trees using online software and traditional methods The world of online trees and how to chart and read DNA results are analysed and explored in this lecture. Methods on how to present your family online and in print are disseminated.
- Overcoming ancestral brick walls using DNA and Online family sources The uses of Family history to overcome ancestral brick walls using DNA and family history sources are outlined in this valuable lecture. The processes of verification and collating your family history online are presented
- Data protection, DNA and Online family sources This lecture explores the requirement surrounding Data projection, DNA and using online records for family history research. The advantages and disadvantages of this methodology is analysed and discussed.
A family tree online and offline will be the output of the course. This will ensure that learning outcomes in this valuable sphere are produced.
Who teaches this course:
Lorna Moloney will be teaching this course : Lorna Moloney email@example.com 085-8721184
Short courses are non-assessed.
Applicants must be mimimum eighteen years by course commencement.
Fees and Costs
The fee for this course is €200.
How Do I Apply
Students register and pay fees before course commencement. The closing date for applications is Friday 21 September 2018. Application fees are listed in each course description. Course commencement is subject to sufficient enrolment. In the event of a course not commencing applicants will be informed and their fees will be returned. Students may apply in a number of ways:
1. Register and pay online by clicking the Apply Now button below.
2. Make a payment by credit or debit card, cheque, postal order or bank draft payable to UCC. These should be accompanied by a completed application form and sent to: Short Courses, Adult Continuing Education, The Laurels, Western Road. Application forms are available from the office or they may be downloaded from the link below.
3. Call to the ACE office at The Laurels between 9:15am and 5pm each day prior to the closing date. We regret we are unable to accept cash.