Today’s episode of Research Like a Pro is about how to create a research plan with DNA sources and methods. Robin Wirthlin joins us as we discuss the next step in the Research Like a Pro with DNA process. We talk about the summary of known facts for documentary sources, and also for DNA sources. We go over how to identify possible sources and methods, including DNA analysis tools, then prioritize them. Throughout the episode, Nicole gives examples from an example research objective and plan – who were the parents of Malissa Welch? Join us as we discuss how to research plan with DNA.
Robin’s new DNA process charts:
DNA Process Tree 1 (Verify genetic connections to ancestors) – PDF available for purchase
DNA Process Tree 2 (Solve unknown and misattributed parentage) – PDF available for purchase
Genealogy Research Planning with DNA – by Nicole at Family Locket
Research Like a Pro Part 4: What’s the Plan – by Diana at Family Locket
Perils of Source Snobbery – by Tom Jones, originally published in OnBoard 18 (May 2012), shared online at BCGcertification.org
Strategies to Meet Standards with DNA Evidence – Compelling SLIG Course – by Nicole at Family Locket
Connected DNA: The Power of Network Graphs – by Nicole at Family Locket
Past RLP with DNA episodes:
Study Group – more information and email list
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on Amazon.com
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