105: A Beginners Guide to using DNA in Family Research

DNA is a great resource for family researchers, but it can be confusing, and results can be confronting.

In this course Pradip Griffiths has combined her professional background in education, psychology, and research with 15 years’ personal experience doing her own family research using various sources of information including DNA.

Genealogical services, DNA testing, making sense of DNA results, the various joys, frustrations and pitfalls associated with ‘DNA discoveries’, and questions on ethical family research will be explored.

Course Code: 105

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm

Dates: Tuesday 4th Jan – Friday 7th Jan

Cost: $200

Suitable For: Beginners

Ages: 18+

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Pradip Griffiths

Pradip Griffiths’ professional background in education, applied psychology and teaching have informed and shaped her approach to, and understanding of, genealogical research.

The use of DNA, interpretation of results, the joys, limitations and pitfalls associated with ‘DNA discoveries’ are of interest to her. She is also interested in the ethics of DNA family research. Specifically: How do I take care of myself? And what are my responsibilities in respect of others?

Pradip holds BEd (ECU) 1989, MPsych (Curtin) 2000 and a PhD (Curtin) 2000 and her main area of work has been as a tutor, lecturer and senior lecturer in School of Psychology at Curtin University (1995-2005) and in private psychology practice and consulting (2006-2014). She has had 15 years’ experience in family research.