Summer Seminar with the Dallas Genealogical Society
Aug
4
Aug 5

Summer Seminar with the Dallas Genealogical Society

  • Dallas, TX

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.


National Genealogical Society Conference
May
10
May 13

National Genealogical Society Conference

  • Raleigh, NC

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.

 

 

New England Regional Genealogical Conference
Apr
26
Apr 29

New England Regional Genealogical Conference

  • Mass Mutual Convention Center

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.

 

 

 

Suncoast Genealogy Society
Mar
25
1:00 pm13:00

Suncoast Genealogy Society

  • Palm Harbor Library

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.

Dupage County Genealogical Society
Mar
11
9:00 am09:00

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Temple Beth Am Library Lecture

  • Temple Beth Am

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.

Legacy Webinar
Feb
22
2:00 pm14:00

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.

RootsTech 2017
Feb
8
Feb 11

RootsTech 2017

  • Salt Palace Convention Center

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.

Broward County Library Lecture
Jan
25
6:30 pm18:30

Broward County Library Lecture

  • Broward County West Regional Library

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.

Webinar: Sarasota Genealogical Society Webinar
Jan
14
10:45 am10:45

Webinar: Sarasota Genealogical Society Webinar

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.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando
Nov
10
7:00 pm19:00

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando

  • University of Central Florida

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.

Houston Genealogical Forum
Nov
5
10:00 am10:00

Houston Genealogical Forum

  • Bayland Community Center

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.

Back To Our Past
Oct
20
Oct 23

Back To Our Past

  • Dublin Ireland

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.

Halifax Genealogical Society
Oct
13
3:00 pm15:00

Halifax Genealogical Society

  • Ormond Beach, FL

5 Ways to Put Your DNA To Work For You

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.

Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conference
Aug
31
Sep 3

Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conference

  • Springfield, IL

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.

Chenoweth Family Reunion
Jul
16
12:00 pm12:00

Chenoweth Family Reunion

  • Indianapolis, IN USA

Update on the Chenoweth Family YDNA Project

The Chenoweth family has been hard at work collecting and analyzing YDNA testing. Come learn what impact all of this genetic research is having on their family history.

Legacy Family Tree Webinar
Jul
8
2:00 pm14:00

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

Legacy Family Tree Webinar
Jun
29
2:00 pm14:00

Legacy Family Tree Webinar

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?

 

Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois
Jun
18
8:30 am08:30

Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois

  • Anesthesiologists (ASA) Conference Center

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.

National Genealogical Society Annual Conference
May
4
May 7

National Genealogical Society Annual Conference

  • 1950 Eisenhower Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316 United States

DNA Testing and Your Ethnic Origins

Friday, May 6 at 2:30 PM
Have questions about your ethnic origins? Just want to know what all the maps and percentages mean? This is the place.

Your Pedigree Can Benefit from YDNA and mtDNA Testing

Saturday, May 7 at 8:00 AM
Learn intermediate to advanced principles of using direct-line tests to verify and extend your pedigree, including how to make the most of group projects.

Legacy Webinar
Apr
19
2:00 pm14:00

Legacy Webinar

Watch Geoff Live: DNA

Let's discover what we can about Geoff's family history using his DNA!

 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami
Apr
17
11:00 am11:00

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami

  • 4200 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL, 33137 United States

Getting Started In Jewish Genetic Genealogy

In this introduction to DNA testing for genealogists we will focus on how DNA testing can impact Jewish genealogical research.

Indian River Genealogical Society
Apr
12
9:30 am09:30

Indian River Genealogical Society

  • Vero Beach, FL USA

DNA Testing For the Genealogist

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. 

Legacy Webinar
Mar
4
2:00 pm14:00

Legacy Webinar

Making YDNA and mtDNA Part of your Family History

 

With the advent of autosomal DNA testing, many are missing out on the power of the YDNA and mtDNA tests.  In this fun and interactive lecture we will cover the direct maternal line test, including its pros and cons, and the best time to use it.  Similarly, we will talk about the power of YDNA testing for your direct paternal line. I will share case studies for each kind of DNA to help you understand how others have used it to address their family history concerns. Come rejuvenate your family history research with these two DNA tests.