Heidi Mathis is a graduate of the Research Like a Pro with DNA course, and has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, with a minor in English Literature from California Polytechnic State University. Her areas of genealogical research are DNA, German, Irish, Dutch, and Swiss Americans mostly in the midwest states and in those countries of origin. She loves using genealogical research as an excuse to read as much history as possible.
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“This course was fantastic. The design was well constructed to give us a chance to practice each aspect of their method- very much learn by doing. The way the course worked I could really choose how challenging to make it, so there was no fear of it being too difficult. I felt challenged in a good way and made real progress in understanding how to use DNA tools. Even though I had listened to and loved most all of their podcast episodes, I learned so much from the course lessons and especially the opportunity to ask them questions. I realized that my own way of researching really did end up being less effective than the more organized and in the long term more effective way to make progress on my research goals. Besides the chance to practice skills with the expert instruction and feedback I got, the next best thing was participating in the peer group. I learned so much from our mentor and the others in my group. Thank you Diana, Nicole and Robin!”