A is for Accurate

In April I did that A to Z Blog Challenge. Each of the 26 days I highlighted a video from RootsTech 2022.  Index of RootsTech Videos 

While talking to Devon Lee, from Family History Fanatics, about my blog posts, I thought it might be a good idea to also do 26 videos from their website. Devon came up with a list for me. She did the hard work. She actually gave me two videos for each letter for me to choose from.  I am reviewing them and blogging about them each day in the month of June (except Sundays). 

How Accurate are your DNA Ethnicity Results?

Video Link

I volunteer with mitoYDNA.org so I love watching DNA videos. There is always more to learn. In this video, which is just under 8 minutes, Andy talks about how accurate the results are from the various DNA after uploading his Ancestry and 23 and Me to GedMatch. He then compared his DNA from one company with himself on the other company. This is actually a really good idea if you have tested with more than one DNA company!

Andy also explains what the differences are in the two companies and shows where they say there are differences between the two kits. Watch the video to see the results. 

Click here Family History Fanatics YouTube channel 

Z is for Gen-Z and Genealogy

Many genealogists are worried about who is going to do the genealogy in the next generations. They try to come up with ways to get the younger generation excited about genealogy. 

Session Title
Gen-Z and Genealogy

Session Description
"This class will explore GenZ's take on genealogy and how it shapes our lives. It will explore how older generations can help support us and how GenZ can become more involved in the genealogy world."

Presenter: Sarah Day

Y is for Y-DNA

Y DNA is another test but only males can take the test. The results are from son to father to father to father.... way back. The results can be helpful with a Surname Study. 

Session Title
Y is for Y-DNA: What is Genetic Distance?

Session Description
"A brief overview of genetic distance as it relates to Y-DNA testing and determining the time to a most recent common ancestor for you and your patrilineal DNA matches."

Present by  FamilyTree DNA


X is for X-DNA

X-DNA  Setting up an Ancestral Tree and Fan Chart and Exploring Tree Completeness

Session Description
Visualizing your direct line at DNA Painter can help clarify where the most significant gaps are. In this demo, Jonny shows how you can import a GEDCOM file and overlay DNA inheritance paths, which can help you to narrow down possible common ancestors with DNA matches, particularly those with whom you share DNA on the X-chromosome (XDNA)."

Presenter:  DNA Painter  Jonny Perl


W is for Wales

A little country with lots of history and their records are often tied and included with England records. But their surnames are unique. 

Session Title
Wales Patronymics: The Cause of Common Surnames in Wales

Session Description
"In this video session, learn to recognize patronymic names in Wales. Research strategies that will help you discover more about your Welsh family history will be provided."

Presented by Darris G. Williams

Link: https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/session/patronymics-the-cause-of-common-surnames-in-wales