2014 International Genetic Genealogy Conference to be held August 15-17

CeCe Moore, Dr. Tim Janzen, and others are organizing a brand-new conference that sounds like it should be a winner.

The Institute for Genetic Genealogy is the new organization that will produce the 2014 International Genetic Genealogy Conference, to be held August 15-17 in Washington, DC at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center. An outstanding group of genetic genealogists and population geneticists have agreed to speak at this conference. Representatives from all of the major genetic genealogy companies have agreed to give presentations. Dr. Spencer Wells, who heads the National Geographic Genographic Project, will be the keynote speaker. A significant percentage of the presentations will pertain to autosomal DNA analysis.

The main portion of the conference will be held on August 16 and 17. Family Tree DNA will hold a workshop in the evening on August 15. Other genetic genealogy companies possibly will also be holding workshops on August 15 during the afternoon. See www.i4gg.org for details about the conference and to register for it. Meals and lodging will be available at the conference center but must be purchased at least one month in advance. For a preliminary conference schedule see http://i4gg.org/conference-schedule. For descriptions of the presentations and biographical background about the speakers see http://i4gg.org/conference-speakers.

A complete list of the speakers and their presentations is as follows:

  1. Ancestry.com representative – Ancestry.com DNA products
  2. Jim Bartlett – Getting the Most of Your Autosomal DNA Matches and Triangulation , an Essential Tool to Sort out Your Matches and Map Your DNA
  3. Terry Barton – Surname Project Administration
  4. Dr. Blaine Bettinger – Using Free Third-party Tools to Analyze Your Autosomal DNA
  5. Angie Bush – DNA Case Studies
  6. Rebekah Canada – Mitochondrial DNA Haplogroup H
  7. Shannon Christmas – Identity by Descent: Using DNA to Extend the African-American Pedigree
  8. Karin Corbeil, Diane Harman-Hoog, and Rob Warthen – Not Just for Adoptees – Methods and Tools for Working with Autosomal DNA from the Team at DNAGedcom.com
  9. Family Tree DNA representative – FTDNA Products
  10. Dr. Maurice Gleeson – An Irish Approach to Autosomal DNA Matches
  11. Katherine Hope-Borges – ISOGG
  12. Bill Hurst – Mitochondrial DNA Focusing on Haplogroup K
  13. Dr. Tim Janzen – Using Chromosome Mapping to Help Trace Your Family Tree
  14. Dr. Kathy Johnston – From X Segments to Success Stories: The Use of the X Chromosome in Genetic Genealogy
  15. Thomas Krahn – I’ve Received my Y Chromosome Sequencing Results – What Now?
  16. Dr. Doug McDonald – Understanding Autosomal Biogeographical Ancestry Results
  17. 23andMe representative – 23andMe Features
  18. CeCe Moore – The Four Types of DNA Used in Genetic Genealogy
  19. Dr. Ken Nordtvedt – Y Haplogroup I — Very Early Europeans?
  20. Dr. Ugo Perego - Native American Ancestry through DNA Analysis
  21. Dr. David Pike – The Use of Phasing in Genetic Genealogy
  22. Bonnie Schrack – Y chromosome Haplogroups A and B
  23. Larry Vick – Using Y-DNA to Reconstruct a Patrilineal Tree
  24. Debbie Parker Wayne – Mitochondrial DNA: Tools and Techniques for Genealogy
  25. Dr. Spencer Wells – the Genographic Project
  26. Dr. Jim Wilson – Chromo 2 test and Y chromosome research

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