This post will be very short. Feedback was received from an individual stating that reviews on the Boston University genealogy course should be written after the course is complete. So my posts may become sporadic. Week 5 is now complete. An advanced assignment on DNA was due Sunday which was difficult in my estimation.
The second module begins today. It will consist of three weeks of study. The topic of this section is called "Evidence, Evaluation, and Documentation." Readings for this week will include articles from the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Genealogy Standards, and Professional Genealogy.
Take-a-way for last week.
- Know your DNA test kits; Y-DNA and mtDNA very well. Not simply that Y-DNA traces the direct male paternal line and that mtDNA traces the direct female line. Know the specific uses and limitations of each kit and how to interpret the results. Read up on mutations, genetic distances, STRs and SNPs, haplogroups, and subclades.