Susan has enjoyed genealogy from as early as her teens. She is a retired board-certified genetic counselor and, thus, has particularly enjoyed genetic genealogy. The use of DNA to confirm (or, sometimes, disprove) our "paper trail" adds to the puzzle of traditional genealogy. Who doesn't love a good puzzle?
Considering Genetic Testing? How to get started and what to think about first – Susan E. Mundt; Basic; (Friday at 12:45 PM)
This course is focused on those who have not done genetic genealogy (at Ancestry, MyHeritage, 23 and Me, etc.) but are thinking about it. The lesson will address what testing can (and cannot) do, where to test, who to test, and potential pitfalls in testing.
Discovering Ancestors with Genetic Genealogy: How (and why) to work-up your DNA matches – Susan Mundt; Basic, Intermediate; (Friday at 3:15 PM)
This talk will be both for beginners AND those who have done genetic genealogy for a while but haven't organized their matches. The skills I hope attendees can begin to learn will help "sort" their closer matches into grandparental groups so that they have a good foundation to identify more distant cousins/lines.