Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Family History and DNA Conference: Streamed Sessions Announced

The 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.

It is 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.

“The cost 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 additional cost.”

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"
This 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.

Tim 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"
Although 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.

Blaine 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.
CeCe Moore
TH010 - "Working with Autosomal DNA: Genealogical Case Studies"
atDNA 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.

CeCe 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"
Learn 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.

David 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.

We 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:

Readers 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.

One 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.

No comments: