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2016 Genetic Genealogy: The Future of the Past
ONLINE Conference for Genetic Genealogists
Registration & Viewing Portal
Live Streaming on Thursday, June 2, 2016
8:30 am to 6:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time (Los Angeles)
Archive recordings available until July 5th, 2016

These presentations are available separately or as a 6-session package.  You must register for each session that you want to watch and pay the required fee. If you opt for the 6-session package you will not have to register for each individual session separately. The individual session price is $20. The 6-session package is $99. Online registration entitles you to watch the session(s) live, plus have access to watch the recorded archive(s) until July 5, 2016. The archives will be available for viewing within 24 hours after their original live broadcast. (Please note that concurrent logins are not allowed; if someone else uses your login credentials you will be logged out automatically.) Each session has its own viewing page which can be accessed by clicking the appropriate "watch" link below.

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Thursday June 2 Broadcast Schedule

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6-Session Package
TH005, TH010, TH015, TH021, TH026, TH031
Special Price: $99
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM PDT

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Choose this package to register for ALL 6 sessions at a discounted price! Also included with this package is the digital version of the syllabus (click the "Get Syllabus" button below).

The registration system will send you a username / password that can be used to access all six sessions below.


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Tim Janzen, MD
TH005 / Level: ALL / $20
Family Finder, 23andme, and Ancestry DNA: An Introduction
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM PDT

This presentation will help you maximize your experience with each of the three major autosomal DNA tests available: Family Finder, 23andMe and AncestryDNA.

Tim Janzen is a family practice doctor in Portland, Oregon. He has had an interest in genealogical research for over 35 years and has particularly been involved in Mennonite genealogical research for the past 20 years. He is a co-administrator of the Mennonite DNA project. Tim has a strong interest in many areas of genetic genealogy, particularly in regards to phasing and autosomal DNA analysis. He is a consultant to the genetics company 23andMe as one of their Ancestry Ambassadors.

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Paul Alan Woodbury
TH010 / Level: B / $20
Developing a DNA Testing Plan
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

Preserve the past by testing your relatives now. Given specific research considerations determine the who, what, when, where, why and how of DNA testing. Develop a plan to make your genetic genealogy research a success.

Paul Woodbury is a recent graduate of Brigham Young University where he studied Genetics and Family History. He currently works as an outreach manager and DNA specialist for Legacy Tree Genealogists. He also works as an online course developer for Salt Lake Community College. In addition to genetic genealogy, Paul specializes in French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Scandinavian research and regularly presents on research topics related to these fields.

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Emily D. Aulicino, MA
TH015 / Level: ALL / $20
Verify, Correct, and Expand Your Lineage through DNA Testing
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT

Learn how the three basic DNA tests benefit genealogy in helping crumble brick walls, proving or disproving your paper trail, and finding biological family. Join millions using Genetic Genealogy to supplement their research

Emily D. Aulicino, a genealogist since 1970, has given multiple presentations on genetic genealogy and writing family stories for a variety of cultural groups and internationally for WDYTYA, BTOP and Germany. She was interviewed for television, newspapers, and blogtalk radio. She writes two blogs and has published a book on genetic genealogy. Her articles have appeared in Irish Roots (Ireland) and genealogical societies’ publications. She is a speaker for ISOGG; a member of APG and OGC.

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Katherine Hope Borges
TH021 / Level: I,A / $20
Why Y? Case Studies for Y-DNA Solutions
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PDT

Useful tips for recruiting DNA participants in Europe. Katherine Borges and Linda Magellan have been traveling to the British Isles, Ireland and Sweden since 2009 and have learned many genetic genealogical nuggets for gaining DNA project participants.

Katherine Borges is the Co-Founder and Director of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG), which promotes and educates about genetic genealogy to over 8,000 members in over 70 countries. She works to increase professional standards in the practice, research, and discussion of relevant issues in DNA testing, interpretation, and ethics. Katherine gives many presentations on genetic genealogy to groups across the United States, the United Kingdom and in Ireland.

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Diahan Southard
TH026 / Level: I,A / $20
Circles or Triangles? What Shape Is Your DNA?
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM PDT

There is much debate in the genetic genealogy world about the value of a DNA Circle, provided by AncestryDNA, and the triangulation methods of others. Which is best? Learn more about these alternative methods that aid in understanding you DNA matches and relating them to the genealogical paper trail.

Growing up with the budding genetic genealogy industry lead Diahan to her current position as Your DNA Guide, where she provides personalized, interactive experiences to assist individuals and families in interpreting their genetic results in the context of their genealogical information.
Diahan's lectures are always upbeat, and full of energy. She has a passion for genetic genealogy, a genuine love for people, and a gift for making the technical understandable.

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Blaine T. Bettinger, PhD, JD
TH031 / Level: ALL / $20
Genetic Genealogy: Year in Review 2016
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PDT

Did you miss any of the new tools, techniques, or tips introduced during the past year? We’ll examine all the newest developments in the field and help you understand how these new tools can be incorporated into your research.

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is an intellectual property attorney in upstate New York. He is the administrator of several DNA projects and the author of The Genetic Genealogist (www.thegeneticgenealogist.com), one of the longest-running blogs devoted to genetic genealogy and personal genomics.

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