International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) and the Southern
California Genealogical Society announce that four sessions of the
“Family History and DNA: Genetic Genealogy in 2013” conference will be
live streamed on a pay-for-view basis and available for viewing by
genetic genealogists around the world.
especially exciting to be able to share four advanced-level sessions with
our remote audience. While it is likely that the sessions will be of the most
interest to those project administrators, DNA consultants and other
more experienced users of DNA information, we certainly encourage users of all experience levels to participate.
of $30 per individual presentation includes the session’s syllabus,"
continued Alice Fairhurst, president of the Southern California
Genealogical Society and also a speaker at the event. "We are offering a
special discount for those who purchase a Full-Day Pass at the
discounted price of $100. Full-Day Pass holders will receive a digital
download of the entire conference syllabus of 12 articles at no
The sessions to be pay-per-view streamed include:
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Tim Janzen, MD
TH004 - "Mapping Your Chromosomes with Autosomal DNA
presentation will describe techniques of doing chromosome mapping and
triangulation using autosomal DNA results from 23andMe's test and Family
Tree DNA's Family Finder test.
Janzen, MD is a family practice doctor in Portland, Oregon. He has
given many presentations about genetic genealogy and Mennonite genealogy
in the United States and Canada and also does private genetic genealogy
consulting on a case-by-case basis. Tim is one of the 23andMe Ancestry
Ambassadors and is a co-administrator of the Mennonite DNA project and
the FTDNA haplogroup J project.
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D.
TH008 - "Using Third-Party Tools to Analyze Your Autosomal DNA Results"
DNA testing companies provide an analysis of test results, there are
many third-party tools that allow test-takers to use those results to
learn even more about their genomic heritage.
T. Bettinger, Ph.D., is an intellectual property attorney at Bond,
Schoeneck & King in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Bettinger is the author of
The Genetic Genealogist, a blog that examines the intersection of
traditional genealogical techniques and modern genetic research since
2007. He has helped numerous clients and readers answer their
genealogical questions for years, and is currently writing a book about
the use of genetics to explore one’s heritage.
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
TH010 - "Working with Autosomal DNA: Genealogical Case Studies"
holds endless potential for learning about your family history and what
your ancestors may have passed on to you. Practical methods and
examples from the presenter's research will be reviewed.
Moore is a professional genetic genealogist and writes the popular blog
“Your Genetic Genealogist.” She serves as the lead Ancestry Ambassador
to 23andMe and on the advisory board of the Mixed Roots Foundation as
the Co-Director of the “Global Adoptee Genealogy Project.” CeCe is the
Southern California Regional Coordinator for ISOGG as well as the
moderator of the DNA Newbie Yahoo Group.
TH014 - 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Alice M. Fairhurst and David F. Reynolds
"The Changing Y-DNA Haplotree and Its Impact"
how and why Y-DNA trees can differ and how the ISOGG team determines
the location of SNPs on the tree. Find out how the most cutting edge SNP
discoveries are unraveling the mystery of human ancestry.
Alice M. Fairhurst, President of the Southern California Genealogical Society, is a charter member of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy
Alice coordinates the efforts of amateur and professional geneticists
to keep the ISOGG Y-DNA Haplogroup Tree up to date. She administers or
co-administers 19 DNA projects and has been active in the genealogical
world for more than 50 years.
F. Reynolds is a ten-year veteran of the genetic genealogy community
who administers or co-administers two haplogroup and three surname DNA
projects. He is a content coordinator with the ISOGG Y-DNA Haplogroup
Tree, focusing on updating and maintaining the ISOGG Y-DNA SNP Index.
Reynolds is a former president of the Genealogical Forum of Portland,
Oregon, and has been researching his family roots for over 30 years.
To register for the $100 Full-Day Pass
, use this registration link
Those who select the Full-Day Pass will receive a digital download of
the complete syllabus for the "Family History and DNA" conference.
are grateful that these outstanding genetic genealogists have agreed to
shared their presentations via live stream. We hope that you will help
us spread the word about this exciting program by tweet, blog post,
email or even an old-fashioned phone call.
Just a few notes:
who are familiar with the SCGS Jamboree Extension webinar program will
ask whether these sessions will be available in the Members-only website
archive. At this point, the Janzen presentation may not be available
at the speakers’ request. The Bettinger, Moore and Fairhurst/Reynolds sessions will
be placed online in Q3 2013.
None of these sessions
will be available for purchase from Conference Resource, our conference
AV recording provider. Many of the other sessions are available at a $15
discount for orders placed before Thursday, June 6, at the Conference Resource website
Note that this option gives you not only the “Family History and DNA”
sessions but also the Jamboree sessions that will be recorded. It’s an
outstanding offer for those who can’t be with us in Burbank.
other note: Jamboree is offering live-streamed video of several of the
sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Thanks to the sponsorship of
Ancestry.com, these sessions are offered FREE of charge. One of the
sessions on Friday is the DNA Ask The Experts Panel Discussion with
Joanne Mountain, PhD from 23andme; Ken Chahine from AncestryDNA; Bennett
Greenspan from Family Tree DNA; CeCe Moore and Alice Fairhurst. The
list of free streamed sessions is available here