Sunday, November 6, 2016

Ever Learning DNA


Years ago, getting one's diploma or college degree signaled to society that you were finished with "finishing school." You were polished to the nth degree. You had accomplished everything that needed to be done in order to qualify you as knowledgeable in your field.

Now, we tend to see that viewpoint as mythical. We are always learning. There is always a frontier where someone is serving as pioneer, making discoveries.

All that goes to say, I guess I don't feel so bad when I assess my position in the world of genetic genealogy. After all these years, it is okay to still be ever-learning. So when John D. Reid of Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections posted about a limited-time offer to view a presentation from Genetic Genealogy Ireland 2016, I jumped right on it. If you are interested in DNA testing, you should, too.

The video features Diahan Southard, speaking on "Five Tips to Make Sense of Your DNA Testing." The catch is: the video is only available to view for free on YouTube until November 17.

Diahan Southard comes well recommended. She has spoken at a number of genealogy conferences. I've admired her creative presentation skills at past DNA Day conferences hosted by ISOGG in conjunction with Southern California Genealogical Society's Jamboree each June. If you are a visual or kinesthetic learner, Diahan speaks directly to your learning modality. She gets the message home, clearly. What a perfect complement to a topic with as steep a learning curve as genetic genealogy.

2 comments:

  1. Once we stop learning - we might as well be dead.

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    1. Yet another motivation to keep learning ;)

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