Using DNA to Solve Unknown Parentage Mysteries, starts 17 April 2024


11 April 2024
Join us for a two-part immersive masterclass, presented by DNA Detective Michelle Leonard of Genes & Genealogy and hosted by Family Tree. Michelle will share the research strategies she uses in the course of her professional research to trace unknown parents, enabling you to make progress with your DNA family history searches and find the information you seek.

About this online DNA family history class

Tracing mystery parents is one of the key uses of DNA by family history researchers, and is a research specialism of the masterclass tutor, Michelle Leonard, who has many years of experience using DNA to help people trace missing family, including foundlings in search of their roots. The skills and search strategies that Michelle will teach will be useful to people tracing close family and also useful to those wishing to learn how to use DNA to enhance their wider family history too.

To book your place click here to sign up to the Using DNA to Solve Unknown Parentage Mysteries Masterclass.

About the Masterclass, 'Using DNA to Solve Unknown Parentage Mysteries'.

The Masterclass, 'Using DNA to Solve Unknown Parentage Mysteries' will take place live, online, on Zoom on:

  • Wednesday 17th April 2024, 7-9pm (UK time, BST)
  • Thursday 2nd May 2024, 7-9pm (UK time, BST)

[Note the course was due to start 3rd April, but will now be running on 17th April and 2nd May - so there is still time for you to book. Apologies for any inconvenience caused by the diary change].

The masterclass will be tutored by Michelle Leonard, with a live presentation, followed by time for questions hosted by Family Tree.

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The masterclass sessions will be provided with detailed accompanying handouts and will be recorded for you to view in your own time.

The recordings will be available to view until 2nd June 2024.

Any queries, please contact [email protected]

About the Masterclass tutor, Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard is a professional genealogist, specialising in the use of DNA for family history. Her clients include people seeking to trace missing parents and grandparents and family historians wishing to solve the mysteries within their family trees. Michelle was instrumental in the Fromelles project, and the use of DNA to identify the remains of First World War soldiers. Co-author of the leading Pen & Sword book on the topic of DNA for family historians, recent years have seen Michelle publish the DNA Workbook with Family Tree, and Michelle also tutors the ever popular DNA Bootcamp (8 week online DNA skills course for family historians), hosted by Family Tree.

Follow Michelle via the links below.