Genetic Genealogy - Managing a Surname Project (816)


Tutor: Chris Pomery


Over the past decade the number of surname-oriented DNA projects has leapt from none to several thousands. This course explains how you can make best use of the facilities offered by the market-leading testing firm, Family Tree DNA, and how to set about finding men to test and how you can manage the whole project process. In this course Chris Pomery describes how you can run a DNA surname project on its own, and how you can integrate it within a traditional documentary-based genealogical research project. Using examples, this course provides tips on how to run your own project effectively and efficiently. This course is a follow-up to the course Genetic Genealogy: DNA and Your Research (815) which you are advised to take first unless you have a basic understanding of DNA testing.

Lesson Headings:
  • Marketing, fundraising and susidising your project
  • Finding and Persuading Participants
  • Interpreting Group Results
  • Using FTDNA's facilities

Each lesson includes exercises and activities and a minimum of 1 one-hour chat session per week. See How the Courses Work.

Relevant Countries: General

Course Length: 4 weeks
Start Date:  May 2014
Cost: £39.99

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