Calendar of Events

March 21 (Saturday): 9:30 - 4:30 - Spring Seminar

Laura PrescottGenetic Genealogy Analysis and Tools; a step beyond the beginner level

 

The Dallas Genealogical Society invites you to join us for a one-day lecture featuring Debbie Parker Wayne, a noted professional genealogist who is experienced in using DNA analysis for genealogical research.

 

Debbie will begin with a brief review of genetic genealogy basics and advice about choosing a DNA testing company. The remaining sessions will provide in-depth information about tools and applications for mitochondrial DNA, Y-DNA, and autosomal DNA studies. Each session will include a real-life case study which uses the latest tools and techniques to analyze these DNA types.

Topics

  • Genetic Genealogy Today: Review and Updates (1 session) - A brief review of genetic genealogy basics such as the inheritance patterns of each type of DNA used for genealogy. This includes an introduction to some of the tools to be illustrated in later sessions.
  • Genetic Genealogy Company Comparisons (1/2 session) - Information on how to choose a DNA testing company, the pros and cons of each company's offerings, and the tests available today.
  • Tools and Applications for mtDNA (1/2 session) - Illustration of a real-life case study using the latest tools and techniques to analyze mitochondrial DNA (passed along the matrilineal line).
  • Tools and Applications for Y-DNA (1 session) - Illustration of a real-life case study using the latest tools and techniques to analyze Y-DNA (passed along the patrilineal line).
  • Tools and Applications for atDNA (1 session) - Illustration of a real-life case study using the latest tools and techniques to analyze autosomal DNA (inherited through all ancestral lines).

Schedule and Location

This event will be held at the Dallas Public Library: J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street Dallas, TX (DirectionsWeb page)

  • Registration: 9:30 a.m.
  • Lecture: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Lunch: Box Lunch (Sandwich or Salad) Available for $10.00
  • Parking: $1.50 (Discounted fee)

Cost 

  • DGS Members: $45 who register by March 7, $55 after that date
  • Non Members: $55 who register by March 7, $65 after that date

Registration

  • By mail: Print the Flyer and mail it (with your check) to: DGS 2015 Spring Lecture; P.O. Box 12446; Dallas, Texas 75225-0446
  • You can register at the library on Saturday, but there is no guarantee that a printed version of the sylibus will be available (a PDF version will be available after the lecture).

Additional Information

About Our Speaker

Debbie Parker Wayne, CG℠, CGL℠, is a full-time, professional genealogist experienced using DNA analysis, as well as more traditional techniques, for genealogical research. Her DNA research focuses on client projects and on research into her own family project that includes YDNA, mtDNA, XDNA, and autosomal DNA studies. Her traditional research focuses on Texas, the Southwest, and the Southern U.S. She has performed research for genealogical television series such as the Canadian series Ancestors in the Attic, the PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr., and The Learning Channel's Who Do You Think You Are?.

 

Debbie is a Trustee for the BCG Education Fund, the Texas State Genealogical Society’s DNA Project Chair, a former board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), and former president of the Lone Star Chapter of APG. Debbie has presented at NGS and FGS conferences, International Genetic Genealogy Conference, Family Tree DNA Project Administrator’s Conference, Southern California Jamboree DNA Day, several genealogy institutes, and many genealogical societies in Texas and other states. Her publications include a column on using DNA analysis for genealogical research in NGS Magazine, a column on genetic genealogy in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, and award-winning articles in writing competitions held by the Dallas Genealogical Society and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors.

 

Visit Debbie’s web site at debbiewayne.com

 


Dallas Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 12446, Dallas, Texas 75225-0446
1-866-YOU2DGS (866-968-2347)
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