Monday, March 19, 2012

DNA Research for Genealogists: Beyond the Basics - free webinar Wednesday, March 21 by Ugo Perego

Among the tens of thousand of individuals that have already experienced the novelty of genetic testing for ancestral or genealogical purposes, many are still wondering about the real benefits that such testing may bring to their family history repertoire. Whether you have been already tested and are still wondering about what all those letters and numbers from your genetic genealogy report mean, or whether you are contemplating if DNA testing for family history is something for you, this webinar, presented by Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation's Ugo Perego, will offer you some online tools that are available to interpret your results and get the most out of your genetic testing. We will also focus on a few successful DNA genealogy cases and conclude with a description of consultation services available to those that think genetic genealogy is an exciting field, but fear it is too complex of a tool to them.
The live webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 2PM Eastern U.S. (1pm Central, 12pm Mountain, 11am Pacific/Arizona, 7pm Rome), so register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Join at least 15-20 minutes early to ensure your virtual seat.
About the presenter
Ugo_PeregoDr. Ugo A. Perego is a senior researcher for the non-profit Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation and a scientific consultant for, both located in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is also an adjunct faculty in the biology department at the Salt Lake Community College. Dr. Perego received a BSc and a MSc in health sciences from Brigham Young University and a PhD in genetics and biomolecular sciences from the University of Pavia. He has more than ten years of experience in researching, lecturing, and publishing about DNA and its use in population migrations, genealogy, and history.

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