Swab Your Cheek: DNA Kinship Results | Newberry

Swab Your Cheek: DNA Kinship Results

Saturday, October 25, 2014

9:30 - 12:30 pm

Led by Marsha Peterson-Maas
This class is full. Call (312) 255-3700 for the waiting list.

Get the most out of your mtDNA, Y-DNA and atDNA test results. We will learn which biological components are tested, who in your immediate family the tests apply to, how to interpret the test results, how to prepare accredited lineage charts, network to find cousins, prepare spreadsheets for results comparisons, and join free project groups. This seminar also includes a private, five-minute “DNA Consultation” with the instructor after class.

Marsha Peterson-Maass is a Forensic Genealogist and member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She has taught numerous seminars at the Newberry.

Materials List

Required Text(s):

  • Participants should bring paper and pen for note taking.
  • Instructor will provide handouts with an extensive agenda outline plus several pages from the Fundamentals of Genealogy: Medical Family Tree + DNA Kinship Results Workbook textbook.


  • Fundamentals of Genealogy: Medical Family Tree + DNA Kinship Results Workbook. Instructor will bring copies to class for students to use and optionally purchase to take home for $20.

Preparation for the First Session:

  • If you would like to stay after class for the free 5-minute consultation with the instructor, please download and fill out a “DNA Consultations Form” and bring it with you to the session. The form can be found here.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and Registration Information 

One session, $65.
This class is full and online registration has closed. Call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the waiting list.