Dr. Tim Janzen, a family practice doctor in Portland, Oregon, has had an interest in genealogical research for over 35 years. He and Glenn Penner are the 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.
Programs to Help You Analyze Your Autosomal DNA Data
Some very important tools have been developed which greatly facilitate the use and analysis of autosomal DNA test data for genealogical purposes. You will learn the benefits and limitations of each tool.
TH012 Thursday June 4, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Examples of How Autosomal DNA Testing Solved Genealogical Questions
This presentation will provide a series of case studies in which autosomal DNA testing was used to solve genealogical problems or to confirm existing research. You will learn how to do similar analysis of your DNA data.
TH019 Thursday June 4, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Using Autosomal DNA Testing as a Means to Trace Your Family Tree
This presentation will summarize how to use autosomal DNA tests for genealogical purposes. The pluses and minuses of each major autosomal DNA test will be described. You will also learn techniques for organizing your autosomal DNA data.
FR-B Friday June 5, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
Autosomal DNA Chromosome Mapping Workshop
This workshop will review the various ways in which autosomal DNA can be mapped so that DNA segments may be attributed to individual ancestors. Participants will begin or continue the process of mapping their DNA.
3 1/2 hour workshop. Additional registration and fees apply. Limited to 40 attendees.
SA048 Saturday June 6, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Panel: Ask the Experts about DNA and Genealogy
What is the current "state of the art" in relation to each of the major DNA tests: Y-DNA, mtDNA, autosomal DNA, and X chromosome? Which companies test which? What advances are being made in the field?