Wednesday 13 July 2022

NIFHS's DNA Summer School returns: online 22-26 August 2022

The North of Ireland Family History Society has announced its DNA Summer School 2022. It will run from Monday 22 August to Friday 26 August.

This will be the third outing for the popular event, which sees some ten 90-minute classes delivered online across five days, with a choice of genetic genealogy subjects that provides something for researchers across the experience range.

Each day has a theme. On Days 1 and 2, the focus is on autosomal DNA. Wednesday is devoted to Y-DNA and Thursday MT-DNA. The final day will cover some of the tools provided by two non-testing companies: GEDmatch and Genetic Affairs.

All the presentations will be recorded (minus the Q&A sessions that follows each talk) and made available to delegates to watch for 28 days after the Summer School closes.

You can see the list of class topics below, but do read the specific details of each session on the NIFHS Classes page here to find out the level of each class and further information of what is covered.

At just £10 each (or £80 for all 10), these classes are great value, carefully-targetted, and will be sure to fill up quickly, so don't delay in booking your place.

These are the class topics:

  • Making Progress with Autosomal DNA
  • Trees and Your Matches
  • Using the Chromosome Browser Effectively
  • Inferred Matches/Mapping
  • The Advantages of Y-DNA
  • Using Y-DNA to connect with Ancestors
  • The Advantages of MT-DNA
  • Using MT-DNA
  • Using GEDmatch
  • Unravelling Trees of Matches using AutoKinship