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• Autosomal DNA: Discovering Your Ancestors In You
As genealogists, we have all invested a significant amount of time and effort searching for information about our ancestors. Rapidly advancing genetic technologies have now made it possible to discover more about our ancestors and in ways we never could have imagined. CeCe will demonstrate the methods that the experts use to get the most out of their results and share examples from her own research to demonstrate the potential for using autosomal DNA to discover more about our ancestors.
• Creating and Utilizing Genetic Networks in Your Research
Creating genetic networks from among our matches is the most powerful tool we have as genealogists for addressing both unknown parentage cases and traditional genealogy brick wall research. This session provides in depth, step-by-step instruction and highlights the potential of this technique.
• Genetic Genealogy Case Studies
Step-by-step case studies demonstrate the use of all four types of DNA in conjunction with traditional research to solve genealogical mysteries and showcase the exciting possibilities this work offers. Includes a behind-the-scenes look into the techniques used to explore the family stories of the guests of “Finding Your Roots.”
• Law Enforcement and Genetic Genealogy
In April 2018, the law enforcement community discovered the power of genetic genealogy and changed our beloved hobby forever. In this session we will discuss the history behind this revolution in suspect identification, what it means for the future of genetic genealogy and examine the specific methodology and techniques used in this work through examples and case studies.