Summer Seminar with the Dallas Genealogical Society
Aug
4
to Aug 5

Summer Seminar with the Dallas Genealogical Society

You won't want to miss this! I am combining forces with my Genealogy Gems team for an amazing two days of DNA, storytelling, Googling, and much more! You don't want to miss this!

Genetic Genealogy: Here's What You Need To Know

Three kinds of DNA tests, three testing companies, and many different outcomes. Learn the basics and leave with confidence in this new area of research.

The Combined Power of YDNA and Autosomal DNA: A Case Study 

This case study integrating YDNA and autosomal DNA testing can teach you how to navigate your own DNA.

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National Genealogical Society Conference
May
10
to May 13

National Genealogical Society Conference

Five Tips To Make Sense of Your DNA Testing  

So you have had your autosomal DNA tested- now what?! Come learn in 45 minutes what would take you hours to read about online, and leave armed with enough information to start making your DNA work for you.

Creating A Genetic Network 

Do you have a list of DNA matches that you aren't sure how to investigate? Learn techniques that can help you turn your DNA cousins into Ancestors on your pedigree chart.

 

 

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New England Regional Genealogical Conference
Apr
26
to Apr 29

New England Regional Genealogical Conference

  • Mass Mutual Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Your DNA in Action: Real time, Hands on Fun

Learning and doing are two entirely different things. Combine them in this fun and effective lecture about genetic genealogy.

Your DNA and Your Origins

Have questions about your ethnic origins?  Just want to know what all the maps and percentages mean? This is the place. We will specifically talk about the way African American research can be furthered by DNA testing.

Five Tips To Make Sense of Your DNA Testing  

So you have had your autosomal DNA tested- now what?! Come learn in 45 minutes what would take you hours to read about online, and leave armed with enough information to start making your DNA work for you.

 

 

 

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Suncoast Genealogy Society
Mar
25
1:00pm 1:00pm

Suncoast Genealogy Society

The Combined Power of YDNA and Autosomal DNA: A Case Study

DNA is certainly helping to shape our modern definition of family.  DNA is helping to expand our views of our own personal and extended relationships, and these waters can be difficult to navigate.  Using a case study as our guide, we will discuss how YDNA and autosomal DNA testing helped one family to better understand their own past, and gave them incentive to reach out and connect with others. We will cover methodology as well as the sociology of this kind of situation and best practices for you and your family as you strive to forge bonds with others in a non-traditional way.

Organizing Your Genetic Genealogy

In this one of a kind lecture we will discuss various methods for keeping track of your DNA matches- especially your autosomal DNA matches.  We will first discuss what kind of information you need to keep track of, and why.  We will cover the basics of Excel, Word, email folders and correspondence.  We will talk about some alternative tools like Evernote, and Google Sheets that can help you streamline and standardize your organization.  We will even cover some visual tools that will help you including Google Earth.  This lecture will leave you armed and dangerous, ready to identify your best autosomal DNA matches and begin to move forward with the real genealogy business of making connections.

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Dupage County Genealogical Society
Mar
11
9:00am 9:00am

Dupage County Genealogical Society

The YDNA Test Should Be Your Favorite 

Come learn basic and intermediate principles of using YDNA verify and extend your pedigree chart, including how to make the most of your family project.

Genetic Genealogy: Advanced

 

Have you mastered the basics of autosomal DNA testing? There are several advanced tools that can help you glean more information from your DNA test.

Circles or Triangles? What shape is your DNA?

There is much debate in the genetic genealogy world about the value of a DNA Circle, provided by AncestryDNA, and the triangulation methods of others.  Which is best? Which will help us find out how we are related to the long list of cousins on our match page?

The Combined Power of YDNA and Autosomal DNA: A Case Study 

This case study integrating YDNA and autosomal DNA testing can teach you how to navigate your own DNA.

 

 

 

 

 

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Temple Beth Am Library Lecture
Feb
26
10:00am10:00am

Temple Beth Am Library Lecture

Let Your DNA Tell The Story

Your DNA, by its very nature, is one of a kind. There is no one else on the earth exactly like you. In this class we will cover all three kinds of DNA test types and discover ways you can use this unique record to tell the story of your family history. We will strip down your DNA results into their essential parts, and learn together how to use this fascinating technology to tell an engaging story of your past, using tools you already have, so that even your most skeptical family member will want to hear more about your family history.

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Legacy Webinar
Feb
22
2:00pm 2:00pm

Legacy Webinar

Finding Missing Persons With DNA Testing

Do you have an adoption in your line, or are you adopted yourself? Do you have an ancestor who just refuses to be found? DNA testing can be a very powerful tool to help fill in the blanks in your family tree. But how helpful can it really be when you know absolutely nothing about the person you are trying to find? As it turns out, with the right techniques and a careful search, your DNA might be able to tell you more than you think.

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RootsTech 2017
Feb
8
to Feb 11

RootsTech 2017

  • Salt Palace Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

From Mouse Click to DNA Connection

Learning and doing are two entirely different things. Combine them in this fun and effective lecture about genetic genealogy.

DNA: The Glue That Holds Families Together

My mom was adopted from an unwed mother’s home in Seattle, Washington. Come learn how we were able to use a combination of genetic and genealogical tools to connect with our biological family, and how it has affected our lives. Leave with concrete ideas on how to apply these same methods to your own personal genetic genealogy endeavors, weather you are looking for your father, or your 3X Great Grandfather.

Let Your DNA Tell The Story

Your DNA, by its very nature, is one of a kind. There is no one else on the earth exactly like you. In this class we will cover all three kinds of DNA test types and discover ways you can use this unique record to tell the story of your family history. We will strip down your DNA results into their essential parts, and learn together how to use this fascinating technology to tell an engaging story of your past, using tools you already have, so that even your most skeptical family member will want to hear more about your family history.

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Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando
Nov
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando

Genetic Genealogy: A Get To Know You Guide

Three kinds of DNA tests, three testing companies, and many different outcomes. Learn the basics and leave with confidence in this new area of research. While this lecture will appeal to all individuals, we will specifically address how genetic genealogy can be applied to the Jewish community.

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Houston Genealogical Forum
Nov
5
10:00am10:00am

Houston Genealogical Forum

Genetic Genealogy: Here’s What you Need To Know

Three kinds of DNA tests, three testing companies, and many different outcomes. Learn the basics and leave with confidence in this new area of research.

Five Tips To Make Sense of Your DNA Testing

Overwhelmed with autosomal DNA? I can teach you in 45 minutes 5 tips you can implement and understand today, so you can find your ancestors tomorrow.

The Combined Power of YDNA and Autosomal DNA: A Case Study 

This case study integrating YDNA and autosomal DNA testing can teach you how to navigate your own DNA.

More information at www.hgftx.org.

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Back To Our Past
Oct
20
to Oct 23

Back To Our Past

What Next? Your Next Steps for Autosomal DNA Testing

So you have had your autosomal DNA tested- now what?! Come learn in 45 minutes what would take you hours to read about online, and leave armed with enough information to start making your DNA work for you.

How DNA Made a Family Out of Strangers

My mom was adopted from an unwed mother’s home in Seattle, Washington. Come learn how we were able to use a combination of genetic and genealogical tools to connect with our biological family, and how it has affected our lives. Leave with concrete ideas on how to apply these same methods to your own personal genetic genealogy endeavors, weather you are looking for your father, or your 3X Great Grandfather.

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Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conference
Aug
31
to Sep 3

Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conference

Join me and other national speakers at FGS! In addition to the lectures listed below I will be giving mini-lectures in my booth, so be sure to visit us in the exhibit hall.

Every Surname in Your Pedigree Can Benefit From YDNA Testing

Learn basic and intermediate principles of using YDNA verify and extend your pedigree chart, including how to make the most of your family project.

What Now? Your Next Steps For Autosomal DNA Testing

So you have had your autosomal DNA tested- now what?! Come learn in 45 minutes what would take you hours to read about online, and leave armed with enough information to start making your DNA work for you.

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Legacy Family Tree Webinar
Jul
8
2:00pm 2:00pm

Legacy Family Tree Webinar

Watch Geoff Live: Gedmatch

Have you heard that you need to be on Gedmatch? What does that really mean? Do you need to be on Gedmatch? What are the most important menu items? Can I find new information? Join us to find the answers to these questions and more.

Did you miss the webinar? You can watch it here: http://familytreewebinars.com/DiahanSouthard

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Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois
Jun
18
8:30am 8:30am

Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois

  • Anesthesiologists (ASA) Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Beginner’s Guide to Genetic Genealogy

In this back to basics lecture we will cover the three main kinds of DNA testing for genealogy: mtDNA, YDNA and autosomal DNA.  We will cover the strengths and weaknesses of each, we will talk about who should be tested, and with which company. If you are new to genetic genealogy, this is the lecture for you.  If you are thinking of giving up on genetic genealogy, thinking that you will never understand it- TRY THIS FIRST! I think you will find out you can understand more than you think you can, and start putting it to use in your genealogy. 

Organizing Your GENETIC Genealogy

Perhaps you have tested the genetic genealogy waters and have now found that you are drowning in data and new genetic cousins.  With autosomal DNA it is especially tricky to stay afloat as most people have hundreds of matches. This lecture will cover a few methods you can start using today to help you organize your genetic genealogy research.

DNA Testing and Your Ethnic Origins

Can I find out if I have Native American or African heritage by taking a DNA test?  Why does my test say I have an ancestral origin that is not present in my pedigree chart? Come get some answers!

What now? Your Next Steps With Autosomal DNA Testing

So you have had your autosomal DNA tested- now what?! Come learn in 45 minutes what would take you hours to read about online, and leave armed with enough information to start making your DNA work for you.

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