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2019 Genetic Genealogy: Present from the Past
ONLINE Conference for Genetic Genealogists
Registration & Viewing Portal
Live Streaming on Thursday, May 30, 2019
8:30 am to 4:30 pm Pacific Daylight Time (Los Angeles)
Archive recordings available until July 31, 2019

These presentations are available separately or as a 5-session package.  You must register for each session that you want to watch and pay the required fee. If you opt for the 5-session package you will not have to register for each individual session separately. The individual session price is $20. The 5-session package is $1.00. Online registration entitles you to watch the session(s) live, plus have access to watch the recorded archive(s) until July 31, 2019. The archives will be available for viewing within 24 hours after their original live broadcast. (Please note that concurrent logins are not allowed; if someone else uses your login credentials you will be logged out automatically.) Each session has its own viewing page which can be accessed by clicking the appropriate "watch" link below.

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Thursday May 30 Broadcast Schedule


5-Session Package
TH005, TH010, TH015, TH020, TH025
Total Price: $1.00
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM PDT

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Choose this package to conveniently register for ALL 5 sessions at once. Also included with this package is a digital version of the syllabus for the 5 online sessions.

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Emily Aulicino, MEd
TH005 | Level: B/I | $20
Convincing Family and Strangers to Test and Why
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM PDT

Understand how testing family and cousins helps your genealogy and makes finding the common ancestors easier for matches you do not know. Learn some tips on locating potential testers and convincing them to test. Target audience: Any tester who wishes to do more than test and wait for someone else to match them; genealogists who wish to be active in breaking their brick wall; any project manager.

Emily D. Aulicino, MEd, speaks on genetic genealogy and writing family stories nationally and internationally. She has been interviewed for television, newspapers, and blogtalk radio. She writes two blogs and is the author of Genetic Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond.

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Blaine T. Bettinger, PhD, JD
TH010 | Level: B/I/A | $20
DNA ABCs: Getting from “Unknown New Match” to “Known Cousin”
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

We will examine some of the workflows and methods you can use to take a new DNA match from unknown to identified!

Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD, is a professional genealogist and the creator of DNA Central. He is the author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist and the books Genetic Genealogy in Practice and The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy.

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Tim Janzen, MD
TH015 | Level: I/A | $20
Taking Your Use of GedMatch to the Next Level
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT

GEDmatch has become an increasingly powerful tool for genetic genealogists. This presentation will highlight the most important features of GEDmatch that every genealogist needs to understand and to use such as the one-to-one, one-to-many, phasing, admixture, triangulation, matching segment search, and Lazarus features. Information about GEDmatch’s new Genesis Project will also be provided.

Tim Janzen is a medical doctor in Portland, Oregon. For the past 12 years he has been using DNA analysis to help complement traditional genealogical research. Glenn Penner and he are the co-administrators of the Mennonite DNA project at Tim has a strong interest in many areas of genetic genealogy, particularly in regards to phasing and autosomal DNA analysis. Dr. Janzen speaks frequently on this topic.

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Kitty Munson Cooper
TH020 | Level: I | $20
Using DNA and GWorks for Solving Unknown Parentage Cases
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PDT

The basic methodology for using DNA with unknown parentage focuses on how to use GWorks from the DNAgedcom website with results from DNA testing. Includes several new tools.

Kitty Munson Cooper is a well-known blogger on genetics and genealogy. Her blog, which gets several thousand hits a day, includes numerous basic pictorial tutorials about using your DNA results and DNA tools to help with your DNA matches.

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Diahan Southard
TH025 | Level: B/I | $20
Finding Missing Persons with DNA Testing
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM PDT

"Do you have an ancestor who just refuses to be found? DNA testing can be a very powerful tool to help fill in the blanks in your family tree. But how helpful can it really be when you know absolutely nothing about the person you are trying to find? As it turns out, with the right techniques and a careful search, your DNA might be able to tell you more than you think.

Sixteen years of experience in the genetic genealogy industry has qualified Diahan Southard to instruct all levels of interest. She has a passion for genetic genealogy, a genuine love for people, and a gift for making the technical understandable. Southard is also the author of "DNA Quick Guides", producer of a video tutorial series, as well as a featured author for Family Tree Magazine, regular contributor to Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems.

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