15 December 2013

Genetic Genealogy at RootsTech 2014

If you're planning on attending RootsTech in Salt Lake City, February 6-8, and are keen on genetic genealogy you'll find nine sessions of interest.


Starting out in the morning at 10:30 am Diahan Southard speaks on Magnifying Your Maternal Line with Mitochondrial DNA. Its at the intermediate level.

You won't to miss the sessions on the Thursday afternoon with Tim Janzen and CeCe Moore. But you'll have to miss one of them. In what can only be a mistake in scheduling both are speaking at 1pm, Tim Janzen on Advanced Techniques for Use of Autosomal DNA Tests to Break through Genealogical Brick Walls; CeCe Moore on Real World Cases from the Desk of a Genetic Genealogy Professional.
At 2:30 pm CeCe follows on with Using Genetic Genealogy to Discover the Ancestry of Adoptees (and Scale Recent Genealogical Brick Walls)
The two of them get together at 4 pm for Ask the Experts: Genetic Genealogy in 2014.


At 10:30 am on Friday, following a keynote session with Spencer Wells and Judy Russell, Kenny Freestone presents on Using AncestryDNA to Further Your Family History Research. In the afternoon, at 1 pm, Blaine Bettinger speaks on the nitty gritty of Begging for Spit.


There are two talks at an intermediate level. At 10:30 am Tim Janzen speaks on Using Third Party Tools to Help You Get More from Your DNA Test Results. The sessions wind up at 4 pm with Anna Swayne on DNA Match-Maker, Make Me a Match.

Find brief summaries of these and all 119 available sessions, not including keynotes, at https://rootstech.org/schedule-info/session-viewer/#id=RT

Let's hope that some of these will find their way into the sessions streamed in real time or available after the event.

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