Tuesday, June 4, 2013

DNA Day Presentations Live Streamed Thursday

The International Society of Genetic Genealogists (ISOGG) and the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) have just announced that several presentations from Thursday (June 6th) program will be live streamed. These presentations will not be free but will be offered at a price considerably less than the price for those of us attending live. The line up is outstanding.

These pay-per-view live streams are in addition to the free live stream events previously announced by SCOG from its Genealogy Jamboree which begins on Friday. These free streams cover a wide variety of genealogical topics. Only one of these sessions is on DNA testing. 

The full announcement, released overnight, is re-posted below for your convenience.
The International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) and the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) announce that four sessions of the "Family History and DNA: Genetic Genealogy in 2013" conference will be live streamed on a pay-for-view basis and available for viewing by genetic genealogists around the world.

"We are especially excited to be able to share four advanced-level sessions with our remote audience. We believe that these sessions will be of the most interest to those project administrators, DNA consultants and other more experienced users of DNA information," according to CeCe Moore, genetic genealogist, Southern California Regional Director for ISOGG and one of the speakers.

"The cost of $30 per individual presentation includes the session's syllabus," continued Alice Fairhurst, president of the Southern California Genealogical Society and also a speaker at the event.

"We are offering a special discount for those who purchase a Full-Day Pass at the discounted price of $100. Full-Day Pass holders will receive a digital download of the entire conference syllabus of 12 articles at no additional cost."

The sessions to be pay-per-view streamed include:

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Tim Janzen, MD
TH004 - "Mapping Your Chromosomes with Autosomal DNA"
This presentation will describe techniques of doing chromosome mapping and triangulation using autosomal DNA results from 23andMe's test and Family Tree DNA's Family Finder test.

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D.
TH008 - "Using Third-Party Tools to Analyze Your Autosomal DNA Result s"
Although DNA testing companies provide an analysis of test results, there are many third-party tools that allow test-takers to use those results to learn even more about their genomic heritage.

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
CeCe Moore
TH010 - "Working with Autosomal DNA: Genealogical Case Studies "
atDNA holds endless potential for learning about your family history and what your ancestors may have passed on to you. Practical methods and examples from the presenter's research will be reviewed.

TH014 - 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Alice M. Fairhurst and David F. Reynolds
"The Changing Y-DNA Haplotree and Its Impact "
Learn how and why Y-DNA trees can differ and how the ISOGG team determines the location of SNPs on the tree. Find out how the most cutting edge SNP discoveries are unraveling the mystery of human ancestry.

To register for the $100 Full-Day Pass, use this registration link. Those who select the Full-Day Pass will receive a digital download of the complete syllabus for the "Family History and DNA" conference.

We are grateful that these outstanding genetic genealogists have agreed to shared their presentations via live stream. We hope that you will help us spread the word about this exciting program by tweet, blog post, email or even an old-fashioned phone call.

Just a few notes:

Readers who are familiar with the SCGS Jamboree Extension webinar program  will ask whether these sessions will be available in the Members-only website archive. The Bettinger and Janzen presentations will not be available at the speakers' request. The Moore and Fairhurst/Reynolds sessions will be placed online in Q3 2013.

One other note: Jamboree is offering live-streamed video  of several of the sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Thanks to the sponsorship of Ancestry.com, these sessions are offered FREE of charge. One of the sessions on Friday is the DNA Ask The Experts Panel Discussion with Joanne Mountain, PhD from 23andme; Ken Chahine from AncestryDNA; Bennett Greenspan from Family Tree DNA; CeCe Moore and Alice Fairhurst.
This is an outstanding opportunity to view and learn without having to travel to "Beautiful Downtown Burbank."

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