24 February 2016

Jamboree 2016: Hands-On Workshops Friday, June 3

DNA testing and analysis is considered one of the most powerful brick wall busting tools in the genealogist's toolbox.

You've got DNA questions.
We've got unique, hands-on workshops focused solely on DNA testing that will help you find the answers.

Seating is limited, and admission requires additional registration and workshop fees. These special workshops are open only to registrants of DNA Day and/or to those who are registered for at least one day at Jamboree. Please note that these Friday workshops are scheduled to occur concurrently with JamboFree classes.

Friday, June 3, 2016   8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
FR‐A   Autosomal DNA Chromosome Mapping Workshop with Tim Janzen, MD
This workshop will review ways in which autosomal DNA can be mapped so that DNA segments may be attributed to individual ancestors. Participants may begin or continue the process of mapping their DNA. Participants need to bring laptops to the workshop loaded with Excel or another spreadsheet program.  Limited to 35 participants. Level: Adv.  Instructions for participants can be found on the Workshop Schedule page.

FR‐B   I’ve Tested My DNA; Now What? with Emily D. Aulicino, MA
Learn what you can do before contacting your matches to assist you in finding the common ancestor you share with your match. Discover what to do when your matches contact you first, and the steps to follow when contacting your matches. Laptops are not required in this workshop but would be useful. Bring copies of your DNA testing results from 23andMe, Ancestry, and/or Family Tree DNA to the workshop. Limited to 55 participants. Level: Beg.

FR‐C   Third‐Party Tools for Autosomal DNA with Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D., JD
A hands‐on workshop that guides attendees step‐by‐step through third‐party tools such as GEDmatch and DNAGedcom. Limited to 45 participants. Laptops are very strongly encouraged in this workshop, as Dr. Bettinger will ask you to periodically complete tasks online. You must have an account at GEDmatch and have a raw data file uploaded to GEDmatch. Level: Int. Instructions for participants can be found on the Workshop Schedule page.

"The Future of the Past: Genetic Genealogy 2016"
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Friday - Sunday, June 3-5, 2016

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