The ABCs of DNA Course

(with instructor, Regina Negrycz)

Learn all the basics you need to get started with DNA!


Self-Paced Study

No start or end date. Log in and begin your course immediately! You can work through the materials at a pace that suits your own schedule!

Tips & Techniques

Easy-to-understand lesson materials and short simple videos explain DNA terminology, who to test, types of tests, and more!

Interactive Learning

Ask questions and interact with your instructor and other students in a dedicated Facebook Group.

Here's What You'll Learn

By taking this course today, you will quickly learn the core concepts of using DNA for genealogy, which test to take, and the next steps!

I began incorporating DNA into my genealogical research in 2014. I am 100% Irish on my maternal side and, at that point in time, only knew one of those ancestral lines. I now have found descendants of 9 of my 16 great-great-grandparents!!

I receive new matches on a daily basis and love trying to figure out where each puzzle piece fits into my family tree!

I would love to help you get started with your DNA journey!

~ Regina Negrycz, Instructor

Course Outline

Introduction to DNA

DNA Composition


            Chromosomes & The Human Genome

            Centimorgans vs Centromeres

            Haplogroup vs Haplotype

            SNPs vs STRs

Prior to Testing

DNA Tests Available

Mitochondrial (mt) DNA
            Taking the mtDNA Test

            Your mtDNA Results


            Taking the Y-DNA Test

            Your  Y-DNA Results

Autosomal (at) DNA

            Testing Companies






Who to Test?



            More Relatives

Next Steps

Learn about DNA Today!

Find out how DNA can unlock your family tree!


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