Using Autosomal DNA to Solve Family Mysteries: Episode 41

By Family Tree Editors

In this episode we explore using autosomal DNA testing to solve family mysteries, planning a research trip to Salt Lake City and more.

Ep. 41: October 2011

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In this episode:


News from the Blogosphere with Diane Haddad

Diane gives the scoop on recent news in the genealogical community, including the release of two long-awaited software programs: Family Tree Maker 2012 and Personal Historian 2.


Top Tips: Using Autosomal DNA Testing

Blaine Bettinger, author of the article “More Power to You” in the December 2011 issue, discusses how he used autosomal tests to solve a family mystery. Blaine blogs at The Genetic Genealogist.


Best Websites: Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation

DNA offers family historians some exciting options. In this episode, we profile the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation (SMGF) website to learn more about what is available to family historians.  Our special guest is Dr. Ugo A. Perego, Director of Operations and a senior researcher at the non-profit organization.


Sponsor Spotlight: Visit Salt Lake

Visit Salt Lake is the go-to website for any family historian planning a visit to Salt Lake City, Utah. Read Lisa Louise Cooke’s genealogy blog posts at the Visit Salt Lake blog


Meet Kerry Scott

Get to know Kerry Scott, the newest member of the Family Tree Magazine staff. Kerry is the new online Community Editor for Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University. She also blogs at Clue Wagon.


Family Tree University Crash Course: Land Records

Land records are fascinating. Family Tree University instructor Diana Crisman Smith shares tips from her Land Records 101 course to help you mine land records for their genealogical gold.


The Editor’s Desk with Allison Stacy

Allison takes you behind the scenes at Family Tree Magazine and tells us about the Family History Month Daily Deal & Giveaway.


Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

Lisa Louise Cooke

Listen to Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems and Genealogy: Family History Made Easy podcasts in iTunes and visit her website for great research ideas, podcast episodes and videos.

Have fun climbing your family tree!