23 April 2015

Jamboree 2015 - Meet the Speaker: Alice M. Fairhurst

Past president of the Southern California Genealogical Society, Alice M. Fairhurst is a charter member of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG). She coordinates the efforts of amateur and professional geneticists in updating the ISOGG Y-DNA Haplogroup Tree up to date. She administers or co-administers 19 DNA projects and has been active in the genealogical world for more than 50 years.

TH005 Thursday June 4, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
The Rapidly Growing Y-DNA Tree 
From 2013 to 2014, the Y-DNA tree tripled in size.  The isogg.org/tree receives information from all over the world. The tree has been useful for classifying ancient male remains and for pinpointing ancestral locations of some living males (Advanced DNA presentation only).

SA048 Saturday June 5, 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?

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