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Discovering Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy

Unlock the secrets of your family’s long-forgotten past with this course that teaches you the research skills and methodologies of professional genealogists.

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c********m
June 18, 2019
I’m enjoying the course and learning a lot, but I would like to see an update to Genealogy Online (Lecture 2). Many websites now offer inexpensive DNA testing and identify likely biological relatives who have some matching DNA, along with estimates of how close each relationship might be. Many of these sites also analyze subscribers’ DNA to provide clues to their ancestors’ ethnicities and geographic origins. For those who are orphans or adopted, exploring these DNA resources is often the only means of identifying biological relatives and potential ancestors. DNA can also provide supporting evidence for relationships that have previously been discovered by other means.

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j********m
June 12, 2019
Excellent course that provided me with tons of resources and a structure for collecting my family history.

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a********m
December 26, 2018
Absolutely LOVE this lecture series. Still a beginner in my ancestry search I find this course has given me so much information that would have taken me eons to uncover. The professor delivers an engaging performance with each lesson and explains the resources clearly. This lecture alone for me has been worth the price of the monthly subscription for The Great Courses Plus. Enjoy.

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