04 February 2007

Genetic Genealogy Presentations

Greetings everyone!

Genetic Genealogy, the merger of Genetics and genealogy was born in 2000 and has become the fastest growing aspect of genealogy today. Genetic Genealogy has beomce a powerful tool, helping genealogists break through their brick walls and prove their paper trails.

In my presentations, you can learn the basics of Genetic Genealogy, how DNA testing helps genealogical research, and how to choose a testing company. Time will be provided for answering questions. A $30 gift certificate toward the purchase of any DNA kit will be raffled at no cost to those attending.

I am a retired teacher who has been researching my family’s genealogy for over 35 years, and have traveled nationally and internationally for that research. Currently, I am the administrator of four email lists on Roots Web and one on Yahoo which helps genealogists and non-genealogists write their own family and personal memories. I also teaches monthly classes on Genetic Genealogy at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon (Portland) which is open to the public. I am the Speaker for and the Regional Coordinator of the International Society of Genetic Genealogists (ISOGG) for the states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho which allows her to speak at any gathering on the subject of Genetic Genealogy. I manage eight DNA projects through Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) and attended the FTDNA International DNA Conference in Washington DC, held at the National Geographic Headquarters in connection with their Genographic Project in November 2005 and in Houston in November 2006. In November 2005 I was interviewed by anchor Peter Ferryman of Good Day Oregon and have been the focus of a news article in The Daily News (Longview, Washington, May 2, 2006). I have given presentations on Genetic Genealogy to a large variety of audiences, in part, The All Cultural Society of Ireland (Portland), a chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon, various workshops including two on African DNA research, and various genealogical societies throughout Oregon and Washington.

Attend a presentation to learn how you can break through your genealogical brick walls, how you can prove or disprove your paper trail, and why thousands are turning to Genetic Genealogy to supplement their research.

Genealogical Societies and other groups with websites can benefit from genetic testing:
I am available to help these societies understand the benefits of Genetic Genealogy (use of DNA testing to aid traditional research), to set up a DNA Interest Group and to establish a DNA Project which will provide a source of income for the society. Email support for the Interest Group and the DNA Project is available.


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