A Winter of DNA eConference
January 25, 2020
Stay Warm and
Understand Your DNA
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 in a fun challenge to see who can claim the DNA trivia title?
Who do you think will win?
Early Bird Price (until January 17th)
Regular Price (until January 24th)
Participate in the DNA eConference
This eConference is open to anyone with an internet connection who is ready to have fun while learning!
After registering for through PayPal, 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 February 26th, 2020.
Scenes from past eConferences. See the difference! Presenters onscreen and a fun panel discussion after four hours of learning.
Using Double Matching to Build Triangulation Groups from Segment Matches
Your DNA matches each share a number of segments with you. Some companies provide segment match details, show them in a chromosome browser and allow you to download them. How can you make use of this data? Double matching techniques put your matching segments into triangulation groups and assign them to ancestors. This helps you to determine how your DNA matches are related.
Double Match Triangulator
Louis Kessler is a Canadian resident who has been both a genealogist and a software developer for over 40 years. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild and has given many talks about genealogy both nationally and internationally. Louis is a Geneablogger and he blogs at: www.beholdgenealogy.com/blog
Louis got into DNA analysis in a big way in 2016 and discovered he needed a tool to analyze his thousands of matches. He wrote the program Double Match Triangulator which earned 3rd place at the 2017 RootsTech Innovators Showdown. He has continued developing the program, and in October 2019 released Version 3 which automates the analysis, incorporates newer techniques such as clustering and inferred matching, and adds the capability to export to Jonny Perl’s DNA Painter website.
DNA Team Lead, Legacy Tree Genealogists
Anchoring Analysis with Multiple Types of DNA Evidence
Autosomal DNA testing can provide strong evidence of a recent relationship between two individuals, but the more distant a relationship the more ambiguous the DNA evidence. Y-DNA evidence and mtDNA evidence can provide support for a genealogical connection along the direct paternal or direct maternal ancestral lines of two individuals, X-DNA evidence can support a genealogical connection from a subset of potential common ancestors, but how far is the distance to the most recent common ancestor? Evaluation of autosomal DNA evidence on its own can feel like navigating through a sea of potential possibilities. Bringing Y-DNA, mtDNA and X-DNA analysis into play can anchor your analysis.
Join us as we explore the synergy of simultaneous analysis of multiple types of DNA evidence and as we organize that analysis in relationship scenarios.
Paul is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he studied genetics and family history. Recently he graduated with a master's degree in instructional design and educational technology from the University of Utah. Through his education and client research experience, he has developed specialties in DNA, French, Spanish, and Scandinavian research. Over the past five years, he has offered hundreds of classes, workshops, and lectures on research topics relating to these areas. Currently, he works as a DNA Team Lead for Legacy Tree Genealogists. In addition to genealogy, Paul enjoys singing, skiing, hiking, and balloon twisting. He and his family reside In Provo, Utah.
Chromosome Mapping for Absolute Beginners
Discover the basics of chromosome mapping. What it is? Why might you want to use it? Jonny will include some practical hands-on examples alongside a summary of benefits and challenges.
Jonny is a genealogist, DNA enthusiast and web developer based in London. He is the creator and founder of dnapainter.com, an award-winning web application for chromosome mapping. Jonny has also collaborated with leading genetic genealogists to create other popular tools that help people around the world interpret the results of their autosomal DNA tests. Born in Belfast, Jonny has family roots in Ireland, England, and Germany.
Exploring the Advantages and Disadvantages of Ancestry ThruLines
Not all matches respond to our emails. Sometimes, we can use the shared DNA information about a match to begin to construct a family tree. How we (and other close relatives) share DNA with each of another cluster of relatives can provide clues as to how our family trees fit together. All you need is the information provided on GEDmatch. This class goes through the basic principles of DNA Tree-building including examples for the attendees to practice.
Devon Noel Lee
Family History Fanatics
Author, Speaker, and Family Historian. Devon Noel Lee specializes in preserving and sharing family memories and motivating budding genealogists. She has published over 60 books, including a memoir and four family history how-to books, including the popular A Recipe for Writing Family History. With over 20 years of experience in genealogy, Devon educates and inspires the genealogy world weekly through videos at FamilyHistoryFanatics.com. This former beauty queen reported on pageant news for 16 years. She’s a Texas Aggie with degrees in Marketing and Journalism. Currently, Devon is a home educator for five superheroes.