Genealogy

This course is based on the publication "Guide to Genetic Testing and Genetic Genealogy" by Baline Bettinger, and will include investigation of genetic genealogy basics and common misconceptions. This course is heavily weighted towards genealogy with little emphasis placed on the scientific aspects of DNA or genetic engineering.  A one term course with a duration of 10 weeks and divided into two parts. The first 6 weeks will be based on tutorials, followed by 4 weeks of workshops where members will have the opportunity to practice what they have learnt in the tutorials. Members are asked to bring their laptops/iPads or any other electronic device to class particularly for the workshops as these segments will be hands-on. If you do not have your own electronic device, you may be able to use one that is provided by U3A for classroom use only, if one is available at the time. Wednesday
This one term course provides strategies to help start researching your family history and the skill to advance. Having started with yourself and what you know about your parents and grandparents, you will then be introduced to research skills to find ancestors. Resources such as online databases, published records, libraries and archives will be explored. Strategies for effectively recording and organising your findings will also be covered. Members need to bring a notebook and pen. Tuesday

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