Tuesday 17 August 2021

NIFHS DNA Summer School (virtual) to return in September

The North of Ireland Family History Society (NIFHS) will be hosting another DNA Summer School this September, from Monday 6th to Friday 10th.  All classes will be held online, allowing researchers from around the world to attend, participate and learn. 

The school's focus is to enhance knowledge of DNA research, and to offer practical advice to facilitate understanding of the main concepts. All four types of DNA will be covered – X, Y, Mitochondrial and Autosomal. 

Each class will consist of a one-hour talk and will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. You can choose to attend all 10 virtual class over the week (£80) or pick and choose your own selection of classes at £10 each. 

These are the topics of each class:

  • The Advantages of Y-DNA
  • The Advantages of MT-DNA 
  • The Leeds Method 
  • Using X Matches in your DNA Research 
  • The DNA Family Matching Tool
  • Achieving Success with DNA
  • Stories from Ballycarry and Islandmagee DNA Projects
  • Using the Chromosome Browser effectively 
  • Ethnicity Estimates 
  • Using DNA Painter

  For more information about each class and to place your booking, please click/tap the image above.