07 March 2016

Jamboree 2016 Speaker Spotlight: Randy Whited

Randy Whited, an avid researcher for over thirty years, is active in the genealogical community. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for the Federation of Genealogical Societies, Randy chairs its Technology committee and is a columnist for the FGS FORUM. Randy also serves as President of the Texas State Genealogical Society. A data and technology junkie, Randy has over 20 years of experience in information technology and business intelligence.

Thursday, June 2, 2016   3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
TH023   Reconstructing Grandparent DNA Using Sibling Results
In this session, a method is demonstrated that reconstructs phased parental DNA from siblings' (and other immediate family member, when available) Autosomal DNA results using existing tools and a bit of pattern recognition. Level: Int., Adv.

Friday, June 3, 2016   1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
FR004   Genograms for Family Medical History and Cluster Research 
Learn what genograms are and how to adapt them to your research. By providing a different view of relationships, genograms can make patterns and gaps more easily recognizable. How is a genogram different from existing pedigree or descendant charts? For one, ancestors, descendants and collateral lines can be represented on a single chart. This more expansive view of the extended family is more complete and may better represent adoptions, naming patterns or blended families. In addition, through the use of simple symbols, a genogram can display gender, living status or multiple births easily. With its origination in social services and therapy, genograms do not have to represent only biological relationships. Neighbors, partners (business and otherwise), locations or even pets can be included. Anything that forms a nexus of a relationship which makes genograms valuable tools in cluster research as well. Level: All.

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Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Genetic Genealogy 2016

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