Seattle Genealogical Society

Seattle Genealogical Society

Online Class: Intro to DNA for Genealogy

Have you thought about doing a DNA test for genealogy? Have you taken a test and now you want to know how to make the most of your results? 

Join Karin Borgerson for an online three-part Introduction to DNA for Genealogy. Bring your curiosity and your questions! The course is conducted via video chat and students will learn how to use Google Hangouts. 

  • Week 1: Why use DNA in your genealogy research? Learn about the different types of DNA tests and what you can learn from each. 
  • Week 2: Beyond the pie chart: Explore how autosomal tests like AncestryDNA and 23andMe (and several others) can help you learn about all of the branches of your family tree—there’s more to it than the ethnicity estimates! 
  • Week 3: A closer look at Y-DNA; tools and resources for learning more. 

Fee: $30 for SGS members: $40 for all others 

Register here: is external) 
At “New or Renewing Membership” select: DNA Class – SGS Member ($30) or DNA Class -All others ($40) 
Registration is processed in order received. 
Course limit: 14 
Questions: email Karin – sends e-mail) 

Course Instructor: 
Karin Lovisa Borgerson is a professional genealogist specializing in using DNA to solve family mysteries. Her genealogical education includes the Institute for Genetic Genealogy (2016), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (Practical Genetic Genealogy, 2017) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (Advanced Genealogical Methods, 2018). She holds a BA in biology and anthropology, an MBA, and has done graduate study in science, health, and environmental journalism.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Karin Lovisa Borgerson