A Summer of DNA eConference
August 9, 2019
Beat the Heat and
Understand Your DNA
Genetic genealogy can be confusing but there are a number of tools and strategies that can help us make more sense of it all. Sponsored by MyHeritage, all registrants have a chance to win one of 4 MyHeritage DNA kits and other door prizes.
This conference will discuss the new Theory of Family Relativity tool from MyHeritage DNA and how to process DNA matches that have endogamy involved. You'll also learn how to choose who in your family should take a DNA test to help with your cousin match quest. Finally, you'll come to understand the purposes of atDNA and how to make more cousin discovers and verify your lineage.
Join in on the virtual conference for genealogists who want to understand their DNA in a fun and engaging format unlike any other.
Featuring the Following Speakers
Join in an engaging virtual conference where the emphasis is on interactivity and learning about genetic genealogy!
You'll SEE the difference in this conference as your presenters will open the live chat throughout their sessions and turn on their cameras!
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Which presenter will win the
"Genealogy Unscripted" challenge?
After four hours of instruction, the speakers will convene for a final panel discussion to answer questions not finished during the webinars. You can also ask any additional "off topic" questions for all presenters.
As part of the panel discussion, the DNA experts will compete to see who is the most knowledgeable?
Who do you think will win?
Early Bird Price (until July 31st)
Regular Price (until August 8th)
Participate in the DNA eConference
eConference is open to anyone with an internet connection who is ready to have fun while learning!
After registering for $24.99, you'll receive reminder emails so you don't miss the live event.
A week before the conference, you'll receive handouts from the speakers delivered to your email.
The day of the conference you'll receive a link to the live stream.
Ask any questions and leave comments throughout the seminars. Speakers will attempt to incorporate them during their presentations and at the end of their instructions.
After the last session, you'll receive a replay link that is accessible until September 10, 2019.
Scenes from past eConferences. See the difference! Presenters onscreen and a fun panel discussion after four hours of learning.
Theory of Family Relativity and Other MyHeritage DNA Tools
MyHeritage DNA test can reveal valuable family history information and enable you to connect with relatives you never knew. Among the useful newest tools offered are: The Theory of Family Relativity™ incorporates genealogical information from all our collections of 10+ billion historical records and family tree profiles, to offer theories on how you and your DNA Matches might be related, and The AutoClusters organizes your matches who likely belong to the same branch and have a common ancestor, shedding light on the relationship paths that connect you and your matches.
Daniel Horowitz is the Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage, providing, key contributions liaising with genealogy societies, bloggers and media, as well as lecturing, and attending conferences around the world. Dedicated to Genealogy since 1986, he was the teacher and the study guide editor of the family history project "Searching for My Roots" in Venezuela for 15 years. Daniel is involved in several crowdsource digitization and transcription projects and holds a board level position at the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA).
Testing Family Members (why & who to choose)
This class will outline the benefits of having additional family members test and which family members you should choose. It will explain what to consider and how to go about creating a test plan to answer specific genealogical questions. General theory will be backed up by examples of how to use your own results coupled with your family results to solve your genealogical problems.
Donna Rutherford is a New Zealander with English and Scottish ancestry. She has been involved with genealogy for many years and more recently genetic genealogy. Donna works in London in the IT industry as a Global Business Operations Manager. In her spare time, she manages a Facebook group to help others with their DNA research. She has worked with Y DNA, mtDNA and has a lot of experience with autosomal DNA for her own research and helping others. Donna specializes in making the complex side of DNA testing easy to understand for those who are new to genetic genealogy and want to maximize the use of their DNA kits. She has been a regular speaker at genealogy events across the UK & Ireland for the past 3 years.
atDNA: Verify, Correct, Expand
Do you have conflicting family stories? Are you certain your cousins are your cousins? Are you at a dead-end for some ancestral lines? Learn how autosomal DNA testing can help you verify your lineage, correct your oral family history, and expand your pedigree chart. Through various success stories, you can discover how others have triumphed and how you can as well.
Emily Aulicino, a retired teacher and Speaker and Regional Coordinator for the International Society of Genetic Genealogists (ISOGG), will explain the basics of Genetic Genealogy, how DNA testing helps genealogical research, and how to choose a testing company. Time will be provided to answer questions.
When Your Tree Is a Banyan: Working with Endogamy and DNA
Endogamy, the practice of marrying within a specific group, often results in members of that group being related to one another multiple ways. This can cause relatives to share more DNA than expected and can complicate genetic genealogy analyses. This talk will address how to identify endogamy and best practices for working with it.
Leah Larkin earned her Ph.D. in biology from the University of Texas at Austin, where she used DNA to study the relationships among different species. She has worked in both academia and scientific publishing and applies those research skills daily to her work as a professional specializing in genetic genealogy.