Courses & Consultations


To assist people get the most out of their DNA results, I offer a variety of consultations and courses that may be of interest. Consultations are adapted to suit your own particular individual needs. 

I offer a Skype Call consultation where I can access your results, answer your specific questions, and come up with an Action Plan for Next Steps you could do to further your research. These sessions can be recorded as a private video or audio file for your future reference, so you can go back over it again whenever you want.

I can also evaluate your results and write a Report for you if you prefer the written medium. Your Report will be individualised to interpret your own results, answer specific questions, and provide recommendations for any Next Steps.

Here are some topics that I am frequently consulted on:

What do your results mean?

I have my results, but what do they mean? What do I do next? What is the next step?

These are question I frequently encounter as a genetic genealogist, and this really is not very surprising. When I first got involved in genetic genealogy these are exactly the same questions that I had. Your DNA results are a lot to take in. Navigating the various websites can be daunting. Understanding what the results say, and just as important what they don't say, can be difficult to comprehend. I will take you through your results, explain what they mean, and address any specific questions you may have.

Focussing on your Brick Wall

If you are particularly interested in trying to break down a specific Brick Wall in your genealogical research, I can review the Brick Wall with you and come up with an action plan for DNA testing and analysis. I will explain triangulation to you, show you how to create a triangulation group, how to find the appropriate people to DNA test and how to approach them. Some of these people are probably already in your matches list.

Organising your Y-DNA Surname Project

Do you need help with your Y-DNA Surname Project? Do you know how to get the most out of your project? Do you need some hints and tips about how to group people based on their DNA? Do you need help attracting new recruits? I can advise on many aspects of Y-DNA Surname Project management, including recruitment, grouping, managing, building Mutation History Trees (cladograms), and connecting the various genetic families in your project with specific ancestral locations.

Developing & Implementing a Research Plan for Adoptees

If you are adopted (or if a close relative is adopted), I can come up with a plan for researching your birth family. The plan will involve reviewing your own DNA test results, exploring your closest matches, identifying triangulated groups, identifying named potential ancestors, tracing their descendants, evaluating potential candidates, identifying individuals for further DNA testing, and guiding you through the Plan every step of the way.

The above are some of the most frequent enquiries I get and are merely examples of what is frequently covered in one-to-one consultations. If you have a specific topic you would like to consult me about, simply email me and let's chat (my email is

Courses & Workshops

I will also be offering a variety of online workshops & courses during the year, depending on demand. The list of topics as well as dates and times will be updated below. If you are interested in taking part in any of these workshops or courses, please leave a comment below or contact me directly.

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