Recap of Presentation “Overview of FamilyTreeDNA”

Presentation providing a full overview of FamilyTreeDNA. It will provide you with an inside look of what you will get when you test with FTDNA. I had the pleasure of presenting for Las Villas del Norte on one of the three major DNA testing for genealogy companies.

At Las Villas del Norte it is this years focus to present about DNA so our members can be more informed and knowledgeable when it comes to testing their DNA. testing for Genealogy. This is the second out of four presentations that will be about DNA. They are for anyone that have yet to test, so that they can see what they will get with each company once they test.

I started my presentation with a basic diagram of how ancestry compares and matches your DNA with other people that have also tested.

Here is the table of contents for the video and a short description of each. The numbers in parenthesis is the time in the video where that particular topic is mentioned.

Intro Dialogue (0:00) - In this section I provide an introduction to the presentation.

Quick Overview to FamilyTreeDNA (2:16) - Short overview of what visitors can expect to find at FTDNA without logging in to the website.

The three DNA tests offered by FTDNA (6:16) - In this section I talk about the three different tests offered by FTDNA, wich are the autosoma, mtDNA, and Y-DNA tests.

Now what? What is your Goal? (12:05) - I stress the importance of finding out what you what to find out in order to be able to choose the right test for you.

What you get with their FamilyFinder test (14:12) - In this section I talk about what you can expect to get out of FTDNA when you take their FamilyFinder test.

What you get with their Y-DNA test (21:54) - In this section I talked about the Y-DNA test that they offer and provided attendees with what they can expect to get when they take this test, which focuses on the paternal lineage.

What you get with their mtDNA test (27:31) - In part of my presentation I provided attendees with an overview of what they will get out of testing their maternal lineage with the mtDNA test.

Your Family Tree at FTDNA (31:40) - I stressed the importance of having a tree on FTDNA and how ti tis useful and I also showed how easy it is to build your tree online with FTDNA.

My Groups (37:01) - In this section I showed how people can join Groups to help get more out of your DNA results.

Changing your Settings (38:16) - I showed attendees where they can change their settings and stressed on soem vital settings such as privacy and adding your most distant known ancestors.

Questions and Answers (40:04) - At the very end I answered questions form our attendees.

Overall I think the presentation turned out to be great since it is an excellent way to show anyone interested in testing with AncestryDNA of what they can expect to get and also how it can help them in their research.

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