30 March 2016

Jamboree 2016 Speaker Spotlight: Shannon S. Christmas, MCP

Shannon S. Christmas, MCP, specializes in genetic, colonial American, and African-American genealogy in Virginia and the Carolinas. He serves as a 23andMe Ancestry Ambassador, administrator of The Captain Thomas Graves of Jamestown Autosomal DNA Project, and a co-administrator of The Hemings-Jefferson-Wayles-Eppes Autosomal DNA Project. Shannon has a special interest in employing autosomal DNA to verify and extend pedigrees, assess the veracity of oral history, and reconstruct ancestral genomes.

Thursday, June 2, 2016  2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
TH020   Identity by Descent: Using DNA to Extend the African-American Pedigree
Using illustrative examples, this session demonstrates how DNA analysis, when used in concert with traditional genealogical research methods, can help family historians overcome challenges unique to African-American genealogy research. Level: All.

Friday, June 3, 2016  2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
FR012   Making the Cousin Connection: Communicating with DNA Matches 
Communicating with DNA matches can prove both exciting and challenging for genealogists. Learn proven writing and research strategies designed to maximize responsiveness and productivity. Level: All.

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.

Saturday, June 4, 2016  3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
SA041   Decode your DNA: Strategies for Beginning Genetic Genealogy 
Gain an understanding of the uses and limitations of commercial genealogical DNA tests. Learn to design a genetic testing strategy to find ancestors, form hypotheses, and explore family lore. Level: All.

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Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Genetic Genealogy 2016

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