21 April 2016

Jamboree 2016 Speaker Spotlight: Blaine T. Bettinger, PhD, JD

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is an intellectual property attorney in upstate New York. He is the administrator of several DNA projects and the author of The Genetic Genealogist (www.thegeneticgenealogist.com), one of the longest-running blogs devoted to genetic genealogy and personal genomics.

Thursday, June 2, 2016  2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
TH017   The Genetic Genealogist as Citizen Scientist 
Crowd-sourced projects like the Shared cM Project use data from thousands of genetic genealogists to shed light on important genealogical questions. Learn how crowd-sourcing might help your next project! Level: All.

Thursday, June 2, 2016  5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
TH031   Genetic Genealogy: Year in Review 2016
Did you miss any of the new tools, techniques, or tips introduced during the past year? We’ll examine all the newest developments in the field and help you understand how these new tools can be incorporated into your research. Level: All.

Friday, June 3, 2016  8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Special DNA Workshop)
FR-C   Third-Party Tools for Autosomal DNA
A hands-on workshop that guides attendees step-by-step through third-party tools such as GEDmatch and DNAGedcom. . 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. For additional workshop requirements visit the workshop schedule.  Level: Int. Additional registration and fees apply.  Limited to 45 participants.

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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