06 April 2014

Jamboree - Meet the Speakers: CeCe Moore

CeCe Moore is a professional genetic genealogist who is considered an innovator in the use of autosomal DNA for genealogy. Currently, she is working as the first-ever, full-time genetic genealogy consultant and scriptwriter for television on Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and recently completed work as the DNA consultant for Genealogy Roadshow.

She is the author of the popular blog “Your Genetic Genealogist”, which boasts tens of thousands of readers from 180 countries. In 2012, she was appointed by the CEO of 23andMe to serve as their lead volunteer “Ancestry Ambassador,” and continues to advise the company on their genealogy product.

CeCe is a popular presenter, spending much of her time educating others about genetic genealogy. She is frequently consulted by the press in regard to the emerging personal genomics industry, appearing on 20/20, CBS This Morning, CNN and The Doctors and has been quoted internationally on the subject, including in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, People Magazine, ABC News, Huffington Post, Business Insider, The Root, Fox Health, CNN’s Paging Dr. Gupta, BioArray News, Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter and many others. CeCe is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and Mensa.

TH017 Thursday June 5, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
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, including chromosome mapping and applications for adoption and African American genealogy. Examples from CeCe’s research will be shared to demonstrate the potential for using autosomal DNA to discover more about our ancestors.

TH003 Thursday June 5, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Real World Stories from the Desk of a Genealogy DNA Detective

DNA testing is revealing unexpected surprises in the trees of many genealogists, involving both immediate and more distant ancestors. These surprises often lead to fascinating stories that could never have been unearthed without DNA and this new-found knowledge has taught us that our family trees on paper may not always be the same as our true genetic genealogy. After learning of its potential to reveal and unravel complex family relationships, many are flocking to DNA testing to solve their own family mysteries. Actual cases from the presenter’s own files will be shared.

FR019 Friday June 6, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Why Should I take a DNA Test?

This is an introductory presentation for genealogists interested in venturing into DNA testing. It will cover the basics of the three types of DNA testing used for genealogy: Y-DNA, mtDNA and autosomal DNA as well as the pros and cons of the major companies offering services to the genealogy community. Come learn about the potential of DNA testing for opening doors and breaking down brick walls in your genealogy!

SA049 Saturday June 7, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
ISOGG Ask The Experts about DNA and Genealogy

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