How to WATO: Using DNAPainter.com’s What Are the Odds Tool
Presentation by Fred J. Voss
Monday, 14 November 2022 @ 2pm Eastern
Online and open to all! Registration required.
Register for this free webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1760216285821765132
The What Are The Odds (WATO) tool on the DNAPainter website is a specialized What-If tool used by adoptees and others to find where they fit in a family tree based upon two or more DNA autosomal matches. Mr. Voss will explain how to best to use the WATO tool, providing two or three examples as well as a “cookbook” on how to proceed. Details from two of the examples are provided in the handout, allowing the student to recreate and exercise these example as a way of becoming more comfortable with WATO.
This is aimed at experienced DNA researchers. It is assumed that you are familiar with DNA matches, Shared Match lists and using the Shared CM table on dnapainter.com
Fred J. Voss is a professional genealogist, researcher, and educator. He is a Trustee and Education Chair for the Genealogical Society of Bergen County and is a certificate holder of the Boston University Genealogical Research Certification program (OL13). He is a popular and sought after speaker in the tri-state area. His lectures have been featured at the New York Public Library, the Genealogical Society of Bergen County, the Monmouth Genealogical Society, the Passaic County Genealogical Club, the German Genealogical Society, and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island.
He teaches Introductory Genealogy and DNA and Genealogy at Bergen County Community College in Paramus, New Jersey. He also volunteers as an educator at Ellis Island, leading both historical and photographic tours of the abandoned hospitals on the south side of the island (SaveEllisIsland.org).