Which DNA test is best for you?

10:15 - 11:00

Many people are interested in doing a DNA test but are not sure what tests are available or what the difference is between the various tests, so this presentation will give a detailed description of the 3 main types of DNA test. It will cover what each test will tell you, and what to do once you get your results. That way you can decide for yourself which test might be best to help answer the questions you have relating to your own family tree research.

How DNA rewrote my family tree.

11:15 - 12:00

This talk will illustrate how DNA testing can be used to learn more about paternal ancestry and to discover the story of my English surname of Swinfield. By integrating Y-chromosome testing with a one-name study, I have unearthed what is to me, and I hope to you, a fascinating story about my direct ancestral line and others who share my rare surname. The techniques used are applicable to all who want to use genetic testing to look critically at their genealogical tree or who are seeking evidence of how others with the same surname may be related.

Autosomal DNA Success

13:15 - 14:00

Connecting with unknown family, finding cousins with whom you can research, and discovering which ancestors provided your DNA are rewarding aspects of autosomal testing which can lead to genealogical success. This test can be helpful for adoptees. This presentation will show how autosomal DNA is inherited, including the X-chromosome, and help you discover how to find common ancestors you share with those you match. Learn about others' successes and start making your own! A handout is available.

The Genetic History of the United Kingdom: the POBI project

14:15 - 15:00

I present results from the People of the British Isles (POBI) project, an exploration of the fine-scale genetic architecture of the United Kingdom. Using the DNA of individuals sampled across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, I illustrate the striking correlation between an individual's genetics and their geographic origins.

Exploring surnames, DNA, and Genealogy in the Low Countries

15:15 - 16:00

There is limited knowledge on the biological relatedness between citizens and on the demographic dynamics within villages, towns and cities in pre-17th-century Western Europe. By combining Y-chromosomal genotypes, in-depth genealogies and surname data in a strict genetic genealogical approach, it has been possible to gain insights into the genetic diversity and the relatedness among indigenous paternal lineages within six Flemish communities at the time of the surname adoption between 14th-15th century.

Valmay Young, FIBIS trustee and Geraldine Charles, Fibis trustee and Professional Archivist

Although an archivist for many years with the National Maritime Museum, Geraldine Charles originally studied Biological Sciences at degree level. This included Anthropology and Genetics. Geraldine is also a founder member of the Families in British India Society (FIBIS) and has given many talks that include the use of DNA in British India family history. Valmay Young is webmaster and trustee of FIBIS.

Dr Maurice Gleeson, MB.

Maurice is a psychiatrist, a pharmaceutical physician, & a genetic genealogist. He did his first DNA test in 2008 and since then has used DNA to good effect in his own family tree research, finding relatives in Australia whose ancestors had left Ireland in 1886, and tracing one line of his family back to the 1600's in Limerick.

Emily Aulicino, BS, MED

Emily D. Aulicino, BS in History, MED (Master’s in Education); Speaker and Regional Coordinator for the International Society of Genetic Genealogists (ISOGG); Administrator of the Ogan One-Name Study; Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), Genealogical Council of Oregon (GCO); Genealogical Forum of Oregon (GFO) Emily, a genealogist since 1970, has given DNA presentations since 2005 throughout the U.S.

Garrett Hellenthal, Ph.D., Statistical Geneticist at University College London

Garrett Hellenthal is a statistical geneticist at University College London, whose primary work involves identifying the factors that contribute to the genetic variation among worldwide human groups.