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Introducing Y-DNA for autosomal DNA testers
Many DNA testers have started with autosomal DNA testing. For these people Y-DNA is still a mystery. This talk is aimed at those already using genetic genealogy but are curious about Y-DNA testing. I will explain the Y-DNA test and results in basic terms to help those starting out.
Many DNA testers have started with autosomal DNA testing. For these people Y-DNA is still a mystery. This talk is aimed at those already using genetic genealogy but are curious about Y-DNA testing. I will explain the Y-DNA test and results in basic terms to help those starting out.
Sat, February 15 2020: 0:00 UTC
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The Promise & Limitations of autosomal DNA
The first cousin-matching autosomal DNA tests became available in 2009. Sales have exploded in the last few years and over 30 million people have now tested. However, the currently available tests still have many limitations. It is important to consider these uncertainties when incorporating DNA evidence into genealogical research. As…
The first cousin-matching autosomal DNA tests became available in 2009. Sales have exploded in the last few years and over 30 million people have now tested. However, the currently available tests still have many limitations. It is important to consider these uncertainties when incorporating DNA evidence into genealogical research. As…
Sat, February 15 2020: 0:00 UTC
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The Ballycarry DNA Project – Initial Findings
The Ballycarry project is examining a geographic area through DNA and attempting to find connections between people descended from families who lived there in days gone by.
The Ballycarry project is examining a geographic area through DNA and attempting to find connections between people descended from families who lived there in days gone by.
Fri, February 14 2020: 0:00 UTC
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Family Matching Update – how to get results
Getting your DNA results can be daunting for the beginner, but this need not be the case. The talk will guide you through how to use Family Matching on FTDNA and show how impressive successes can be achieved without any previous knowledge of the subject.
Getting your DNA results can be daunting for the beginner, but this need not be the case. The talk will guide you through how to use Family Matching on FTDNA and show how impressive successes can be achieved without any previous knowledge of the subject.
Fri, February 14 2020: 0:00 UTC
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Using GenomeMate Pro & Other Tools
This presentation will delve into the world of DNA segment data and how to use it to enhance your genealogical research. I will explain how to use both the tools provided by the main testing companies and the most useful currently available third party tools. I will use practical examples…
This presentation will delve into the world of DNA segment data and how to use it to enhance your genealogical research. I will explain how to use both the tools provided by the main testing companies and the most useful currently available third party tools. I will use practical examples…
Sat, October 19 2019: 0:00 UTC
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Irish Genealogies & DNA: Back into the Mythological Past
When people research their Irish family history and ancestry, their surname is probably the most important part of their identity.
When people research their Irish family history and ancestry, their surname is probably the most important part of their identity.
Sat, October 19 2019: 0:00 UTC
58:36
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Exploring new Y-DNA Horizons with Big Y-700
The Big Y-700 test provides a new frontier in Y-DNA testing options. I will discuss the details of this test and what you can expect to find from it.
The Big Y-700 test provides a new frontier in Y-DNA testing options. I will discuss the details of this test and what you can expect to find from it.
Sat, October 19 2019: 0:00 UTC
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Irish DNA Down Under
The topic will give an overview of migration waves and patterns from Ireland into Australia and New Zealand and discuss a number of examples of Irish ancestry puzzles and the role DNA has had in resolving them.
The topic will give an overview of migration waves and patterns from Ireland into Australia and New Zealand and discuss a number of examples of Irish ancestry puzzles and the role DNA has had in resolving them.
Sat, October 19 2019: 0:00 UTC
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The DNA Journey: Perspectives from Irish Adoptees
I’ll be talking about my experience as a psychotherapist working with adoptees on their voyage of discovery: what it's like to search when you have nothing.
I’ll be talking about my experience as a psychotherapist working with adoptees on their voyage of discovery: what it's like to search when you have nothing.
Sat, October 19 2019: 0:00 UTC
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Canadian Casualty Identification Program – using Databases to connect Families to Their Lost Soldiers
We will take a look at the work being done by the Canadian Casualty Identification Program as well as the use of DNA databases to help in the process.
We will take a look at the work being done by the Canadian Casualty Identification Program as well as the use of DNA databases to help in the process.
Fri, October 18 2019: 0:00 UTC
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Did the Irish bring rare mtDNA to Newfoundland?
Given the substantial number of Irish who settled in Newfoundland, it is natural to ask whether Ireland is the source of this mtDNA lineage. This lecture will highlight what is known of the H5a5 profile in Newfoundland and where it may have originated.
Given the substantial number of Irish who settled in Newfoundland, it is natural to ask whether Ireland is the source of this mtDNA lineage. This lecture will highlight what is known of the H5a5 profile in Newfoundland and where it may have originated.
Fri, October 18 2019: 0:00 UTC
54:33
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The Tools at DNAgedcom & Genetic.Family
DNAGedcom has been around since 2011, but there have been a lot of changes recently there. Join us for a review of the changes over the last year, including new announcements first seen at Genetic Genealogy Ireland.
DNAGedcom has been around since 2011, but there have been a lot of changes recently there. Join us for a review of the changes over the last year, including new announcements first seen at Genetic Genealogy Ireland.
Fri, October 18 2019: 0:00 UTC

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Wed, November 3 2021: 18:00 UTC
Investigative Genetic Genealogy – the Use of DNA for Law Enforcement
Wed, November 3 2021: 18:00 UTC
During this fun hour, you’ll join the fictional genetic genealogy team of The Chester Creek Murders, by Nathan Dylan Goodwin, who chase a criminal using his DNA matches. In the process, you’ll learn DNA sleuthing strategies that can help you track down your own elusive ancestors.
During this fun hour, you’ll join the fictional genetic genealogy team of The Chester Creek Murders, by Nathan Dylan Goodwin, who chase a criminal using his DNA matches. In the process, you’ll learn DNA sleuthing strategies that can help you track down your own elusive ancestors.
Wed, November 3 2021: 18:00 UTC
Wed, December 1 2021: 19:00 UTC
The Top Ten DNA Do's and Don'ts!
Wed, December 1 2021: 19:00 UTC
In this presentation Michelle will outline her most important DNA tips with a list of her top ten things you should do if you want to make progress with DNA testing for family history as well as her top ten things you should avoid. These tips will help you be…
In this presentation Michelle will outline her most important DNA tips with a list of her top ten things you should do if you want to make progress with DNA testing for family history as well as her top ten things you should avoid. These tips will help you be…
Wed, December 1 2021: 19:00 UTC
Wed, December 22 2021: 19:00 UTC
Our Neanderthal Genetic Ancestry
Wed, December 22 2021: 19:00 UTC
From the former Genographic Project, to 23andMe, autosomal DNA testing companies have added a feature to the DNA results they provide to their customers: what percentage of Neanderthal DNA you carry. This might sound like science fiction to some. How do scientist know what Neanderthal DNA looks like? How are…
From the former Genographic Project, to 23andMe, autosomal DNA testing companies have added a feature to the DNA results they provide to their customers: what percentage of Neanderthal DNA you carry. This might sound like science fiction to some. How do scientist know what Neanderthal DNA looks like? How are…
Wed, December 22 2021: 19:00 UTC
Fri, October 29 2021: 18:00 UTC
Tech with Thomas
Fri, October 29 2021: 18:00 UTC
Having trouble getting SOLID and TRUSTWORTHY advice about genealogy technology? Need to purchase a new scanner, printer, or external hard-drive? Do you need more information before you move to “The Cloud” or even a VPN? Join genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee as he answers YOUR QUESTIONS in this LIVE…
Having trouble getting SOLID and TRUSTWORTHY advice about genealogy technology? Need to purchase a new scanner, printer, or external hard-drive? Do you need more information before you move to “The Cloud” or even a VPN? Join genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee as he answers YOUR QUESTIONS in this LIVE…
Fri, October 29 2021: 18:00 UTC
Wed, November 3 2021: 1:00 UTC
Uncovering the lives of your London (England) ancestors
Wed, November 3 2021: 1:00 UTC
It can be quite daunting to find your ancestors who lived in the Greater London area as records are held at numerous archives. Parishes number in the hundreds and surprisingly, many Londoners in the 18th and 19th centuries were quite mobile. This presentation will take you through a variety of…
It can be quite daunting to find your ancestors who lived in the Greater London area as records are held at numerous archives. Parishes number in the hundreds and surprisingly, many Londoners in the 18th and 19th centuries were quite mobile. This presentation will take you through a variety of…
Wed, November 3 2021: 1:00 UTC
Fri, November 5 2021: 18:00 UTC
Say Amen: Going to Church with the Master –Finding the Mother Church
Fri, November 5 2021: 18:00 UTC
Pre-civil war churches show the relationship between Masters and their slaves. Enslaved people attended Church with their owners and they were recorded beside their owners. Some of the enslaved individuals even got married in their Master’s church. This lecture will show you how to identify the Mother’s church and to…
Pre-civil war churches show the relationship between Masters and their slaves. Enslaved people attended Church with their owners and they were recorded beside their owners. Some of the enslaved individuals even got married in their Master’s church. This lecture will show you how to identify the Mother’s church and to…
Fri, November 5 2021: 18:00 UTC
Tue, November 9 2021: 19:00 UTC
An overview of the massive new record collection from France
Tue, November 9 2021: 19:00 UTC
With a newly added collection of 463 million Historical Records from France, MyHeritage is an incredible resource to search for your French roots. This session will provide an overview of these collections and highlight how to search them in MyHeritage’s historical record search engine.
With a newly added collection of 463 million Historical Records from France, MyHeritage is an incredible resource to search for your French roots. This session will provide an overview of these collections and highlight how to search them in MyHeritage’s historical record search engine.
Tue, November 9 2021: 19:00 UTC
Thu, November 11 2021: 1:00 UTC
The Two Colonial Georgias
Thu, November 11 2021: 1:00 UTC
Understanding the history of a state will help you find genealogical records when searching before they became a state and to recognize names and places in their research. Georgia operated under two different government structures before the Revolutionary War and was the only state that stayed mostly under the control…
Understanding the history of a state will help you find genealogical records when searching before they became a state and to recognize names and places in their research. Georgia operated under two different government structures before the Revolutionary War and was the only state that stayed mostly under the control…
Thu, November 11 2021: 1:00 UTC
Fri, November 12 2021: 19:00 UTC
Court Records for People of Color Family History Research
Fri, November 12 2021: 19:00 UTC
What’s the difference between circuit and chancery court? Are probate and succession the same thing? Why bother looking at court records when it’s not involving slavery? Get the answers to these questions and more during this session, where we’ll cover court records from top to bottom, from the perspective of…
What’s the difference between circuit and chancery court? Are probate and succession the same thing? Why bother looking at court records when it’s not involving slavery? Get the answers to these questions and more during this session, where we’ll cover court records from top to bottom, from the perspective of…
Fri, November 12 2021: 19:00 UTC