16 March 2016

Jamboree 2016 Speaker Spotlight: David Dowll, PhD

David Dowell, PhD, was a librarian for 35 years and has two degrees in history and two in library science. He has researched family histories since the 1960s. His most recent books are Crash Course in Genealogy (2011) and NextGen Genealogy: The DNA Connection (2015). Previously he taught “Genealogy Research” and “Ethics in the Information Age” at Cuesta College and chaired the Genealogy Committee of the ALA. He blogs as “Dr. D Digs Up Ancestors” at http://blog.ddowell.com and coordinates three DNA projects.

Thursday, June 2, 2016  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
TH009   NextGen Y-SNP DNA Testing Can Illuminate Your Paternal Line 
We have been using ySTR testing for 15 years. Now NextGen tests like Big Y allows us to trace our ySNP trail of descent from pre-history down to what may become a 21st-century coat of arms identifier. Level: Int., Adv.

Thursday, June 2, 2016  3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
TH024   When Technology Conflicts with Human Values
DNA testing can inform us about our families, but do all involved want that information to be known? You may be ready for surprises, but are your relatives?  Who else would like data from our DNA? Level: All.

Thursday, June 2, 2016  5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
TH027   Meet the DNA Authors

Friday, June 3, 2016  5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
FR028   Ask the Experts about DNA and Genealogy 
DNA testing experts will answer questions about the connection between DNA testing and genealogy, what tests are available, and which companies provide which tests. Advances being made in the field of Genetic Genealogy will be discussed. Level: All.

To register, visit our website

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Genetic Genealogy 2016

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