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HGF Fall Seminar on Genetic Genealogy – Blaine Bettinger
November 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Using DNA: Four Sessions with Blaine Bettinger
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Check-in and refreshments start at 9:00 am
Trini Mendenhall Community Center
1414 Wirt Rd., Houston, TX 77055
(see below for link to Google map of location)
You must register prior to the event. It will not be possible to register on the day of the event. See below.
Using Autosomal DNA to Explore Your Ancestry
For years, genealogists have focused on Y-DNA and mtDNA, unable to access the wealth of information in the remainder of their DNA. At long last, new autosomal DNA tests reveal this hidden information. Genealogists can use autosomal DNA for ethnicity estimates, finding long-lost cousins, and examining specific genealogical problems.
Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries
Even though our 18th and 19th century ancestors have been dead for decades, their DNA still survives in their descendants. Learn how to use autosomal DNA to attack and potentially solve genealogical mysteries and brick walls for ancestors who were born or lived in the 1800’s, 1700’s, and beyond. Together we’ll also examine some of the ways that leaders in the field have attacked or solved their 18th and 19th century mysteries using autosomal DNA.
Using GEDmatch and DNAPainter to Analyze Your Autosomal DNA
Although DNA testing companies provide their own analysis of test results, there are third-party tools that allow test-takers to learn even more about their genomic heritage, including admixture calculators, the identification of genetic cousins, and segment mapping. Together we’ll explore some of these tools and learn how to wring every dollar out of your test result
Are You Doing Everything to Identify Your DNA Matches?
In this lecture, we will examine numerous ways you can use a match’s profile to identify who they might be. We will also examine ways to use the In Common With tool and the Shared Matches tool to estimate how that elusive match is related to you.
Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is a professional genealogist specializing in DNA evidence. In 2007 he started The Genetic Genealogist (www.thegeneticgenealogist.com), one of the earliest blogs on the topic. Blaine is the author of The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, and co-author with Debbie Parker Wayne of the award-winning Genetic Genealogy in Practice, the world’s first genetic genealogy workbook. He also co-authored “Genetics for Genealogy” with Judy Russell in 2018’s Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards (ProGen PPS) (Elizabeth Shown Mills, Author and Editor)
HGF 2018 Member: $20. HGF Non-member: $40.
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