About the Web Series
I’ve been working on my family genealogy and I’m stuck. Can you help?
No, and yes. Unfortunately we aren’t highly trained or experienced genealogists, so I don’t think we’d be very helpful! But, we’ve spent a lot of time working with highly trained and experienced genealogists and we’ve cultivated a set of very useful websites where our young scientists have had success.
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I’m interested in getting a DNA test. Can you help?
No, and yes. We don’t do the DNA tests, we purchased them from a commercial provider and used their web platform. There are several currently available; ancestry.com and 23andme.com are two of the most popular providers. Our mention here should not be interpreted as an endorsement of either. Do your research to determine which test and Terms of Service meet your needs.
I work with a group in my town and we’ve been looking for a curriculum like this. Can you help?
YES! We can! The elements of the curriculum that appear in the web series will appear alongside the current webisode. Because the web series camp was shorter than the full camp, the additional curriculum components will be available separately. The curriculum in its entirety will be available at the end of the web series. However, if you just can’t wait, contact Biz (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she’ll make arrangements for you to have access to the curriculum.
What if I’m adopted?
That’s great (my mom is adopted)! Your DNA is your DNA. The DNA test will tell you about the ancestry of your birth parents without identifying them. When you do genealogical research, you will research your adoptive parents. These are your parents. They pass on traditions and memories that you will carry with you forever. Your genealogical research will investigate where and when your forever parents and their parents and their parents were born, and other important stories as they choose to share with you. Exciting, right?!? That said, keep in mind that you can research about the regions your biologicals parents were from. You can learn about customs and traditions, spirituality and faith, feasts and celebrations, lullabies and folk tales. These are a part of your history too.