www.timjanzen.com and has given many presentations about Mennonite genealogy in the United States and Canada.
In the past eight years Tim has been become very interested in using DNA analysis to help complement traditional genealogical research. Glenn Penner and he are the co-administrators of the Mennonite DNA project at www.mennonitedna.com.
Tim has a strong interest in many areas of genetic genealogy, particularly in regards to phasing and autosomal DNA analysis. He is a consultant to the genetics company 23andMe as one of their Ancestry Ambassadors. Tim also serves on the ISOGG Y-DNA Haplogroup Tree Committee. He periodically gives presentations on genetic genealogy and also does private genetic genealogy consulting on a case-by-case basis. Tim is married to Rachel Janzen and they have four children.
TH004 Thursday June 5, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Chromosome mapping and autosomal DNA analysis
This presentation will describe innovative techniques to organize and analyze your autosomal DNA matching segment data and describe how to map your genome. Concepts such as phasing and triangulation will be introduced. It would be best if attendees have taken at least one autosomal DNA test such as 23andMe’s test, Family Tree DNA’s Family Finder, or Ancestry.com’s AncestryDNA test prior to this presentation.
TH021 Thursday June 5, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Advanced Techniques for Use of Autosomal DNA Tests to Break Through Genealogical Brick Walls
This presentation will describe how to use autosomal DNA tests to solve genealogical questions. Multiple examples of challenging genealogical research questions that have solved using autosomal DNA analysis will be given. It would be best if attendees have taken at least one autosomal DNA test such as 23andMe’s test, Family Tree DNA’s Family Finder, or Ancestry.com’s AncestryDNA test prior to this presentation.
FR016 Friday June 6, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Low German Mennonite genealogy research
This presentation will provide an overview of genealogical research pertaining to Mennonites of Russian and West Prussian ancestry. The most important of the Mennonite genealogical source materials for Russian and Prussian Mennonites will be discussed, as well as the GRANDMA Mennonite genealogical database.