Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Live Streamed Genetic Genealogy Sessions from SCGS Jamboree

The release that went along with an announcement of four online DNA presentations this Thursday quoted CeCe Moore “We believe that these sessions will be of the most interest to those project administrators, DNA consultants and other more experienced users of DNA information,”

My mouth watered when I saw the topics of the four presentations on offer; but dried up when I read the price.

Here's the announcement:

In a joint announcement Monday evening, the Southern California Genealogical Society and ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy) announced that four live-streamed sessions will be available on a pay-for-view basis on Thursday, June 6. The sessions are among the more advanced sessions of the day. Individual sessions will cost $30 and will include the handout for that presentation.

Also available is a $100 Full-Day Pass which provides access to all four of the streamed sessions, in addition to a digital download of the entire syllabus for the Family History and DNA conference. To register for the $100 Full-Day Pass, use this registration link.   

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (PDT)
Tim Janzen, MD
TH004 - "Mapping Your Chromosomes with Autosomal DNA"
This presentation will describe techniques of doing chromosome mapping and triangulation using autosomal DNA results from 23andMe's test and Family Tree DNA's Family Finder test.

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (PDT)
Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D.
TH008 - "Using Third-Party Tools to Analyze Your Autosomal DNA Results"
Although DNA testing companies provide an analysis of test results, there are many third-party tools that allow test-takers to use those results to learn even more about their genomic heritage.

2:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (PDT)
CeCe Moore
TH010 - "Working with Autosomal DNA: Genealogical Case Studies" 
atDNA holds endless potential for learning about your family history and what your ancestors may have passed on to you. Practical methods and examples from the presenter's research will be reviewed.

TH014 - 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PDT)
Alice M. Fairhurst and David F. Reynolds
"The Changing Y-DNA Haplotree and Its Impact"
Learn how and why Y-DNA trees can differ and how the ISOGG team determines the location of SNPs on the tree. Find out how the most cutting edge SNP discoveries are unraveling the mystery of human ancestry.

Much as I'd like to hear the three autosomal DNA presentations its a bit too rich for my blood.







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