08 February 2009

London: WDYTYA's DNA workshop, Feb. 27-March 1

FamilyTreeDNA is sponsoring the DNA workshop at the major Who Do You Think You Are? event in London, set for Friday, February 27-Sunday, March 1.

Many DNA speakers are well-known to Jewish genealogists from appearances at the annual IAJGS conferences and other events. Sessions will be repeated Friday, Saturday and Sunday:

Michael Hammer, PhD: Director, Genome Analysis and Technology Core, University of Arizona; Chief Family Tree DNA Scientist. "DNA and our ancestral origins."

Doron Behar, MD, PhD: Chief mtDNA Scientist, Family Tree DNA; National Geographic's Genographic Associate Researcher. "DNA and Female Lines."

Max Blankfeld: VP Operations, Family Tree DNA. "DNA for Genealogy - Basics and Case Studies."

Katherine Hope Borges: Director, International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG). "British DNA 101."

Also speaking:

Brian Swann: "Reverse Genealogy - Tracing People Forwards in England and Wales, and Recruiting Them for DNA Testing."

Chris Pomery: "Traditional Genealogy and DNA One-Name Studies"

"National Geographic's Genographic Project" and a "DNA Testing Panel Q&A" are also on the schedule.

Ancestry.com's Chief Family Historian, Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, will speak on "DNA's role in family history research," on the Ancestry.co.uk's Live Stage.

Increasing numbers of family historians and genealogists have experienced success with the exciting advances in DNA research.

If you'll be attending the event and want to learn more, attend the workshop sessions. For more information, click here.

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