Have you tried to understand your DNA results only to think you will never get it? Do you belong to Facebook groups that discuss DNA in terms you feel are over your head in a language you don't understand? Have you asked for help and been flooded with responses suggesting processes and tools you aren't familiar with and advising you to do what seems like too many things all at once?
Analyzing DNA, building a DNA tree, learning how to navigate the various testing sites and mastering the tools are all skills that anyone can learn, provided you take it one step at a time. Trying to absorb too much too fast only leaves you confused and feeling like you will never understand DNA.
Many people come to us thinking they will never be able to 'get DNA' and then find that after only one session with us, they have a new confidence and a clear direction of what needs to be done. It's not as hard as they thought!
Our method is streamlined, and does not involve having to know science, spreadsheets or any other complicated process. We teach you what you need to know to reach your goal, at your pace.
We explain complicated and confusing concepts in a way that is easy to understand and apply to your specific situation.
Training is conducted over the phone, using a screenshare program, and working with your own DNA match lists and your own tree.
Our training is designed to help you:
navigate the various testing sites such as Ancestry, 23andMe, MyHeritage, FamilyTree DNA, and Gedmatch
understand tools such as WATO, DNA Painter, and others
set up a DNA tree
group your matches
identify Common Ancestors
research records and other sources
Personal Assistance is just that - personal - tailored to your needs and conducted in a relaxed private session, when it fits your schedule.
Payment is via PayPal.
half hour: $25
one hour: $40
two hours: $60
Unless it is an emergency, we require a minimum 24 hours written notice if you need to reschedule. If you miss your assigned lesson time, we will try to reschedule you one more time. Failure to show up the second time will result in forfeiting your payment. Please make sure you are in a quiet place and ready to start at the designated time.
Catherine was wonderful with helping me, and spent HOURS with me. Every hour I became closer to finding out the truth. In less than 2 days, we were able to find my father!