Linda Kerr, Genealogist and Archive Researcher

Linda is a professional genealogist specialising in Scottish family history research especially for those whose ancestors come from Glasgow and the west of Scotland. She has explored DNA for her own family history and feels passionately that beginners need basic information about DNA itself in order to make best use of the test options.

Debbie Kennett, Honorary Research Associate, UCL

Debbie is an avid genealogist who has been researching her family tree for over a decade. She has written two books for the History Press: DNA and Social Networking (2011) and The Surnames Handbook (2012). Debbie is an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London. She is a member of ISOGG and the co-founder of the ISOGG Wiki. She runs the Cruwys/Cruse/Cruise one-name study through the Guild of One-Name Studies, and is the administrator of the associated surname project at Family Tree DNA.

Katherine Borges, Director of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy

Katherine Borges, Director of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy. I am a member of Southern California Genealogical Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Colonial Dames of the XVII Century, Director of ISOGG, and President of the Salida Chamber of Commerce. I co-founded and became Director of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG), which promotes and educates about genetic genealogy to over 8,000 members in 70 countries.

Cathy Swift, M.Phil (Dunelm), D.Phil (Oxon.), M.Phil (Dublin)

Cathy runs the Irish Studies teaching programme in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick. She has an MPhil in Archaeology from the University of Durham and a second MPhil in Old-Irish Language and Culture from Trinity College Dublin. Her DPhil at Oxford examined the history of the cult of St Patrick. She has taught in many universities, served ten years as organising Secretary of the Irish Conference of Mediaevalists, and runs summer schools in Old Irish in Limerick when she is not off gallivanting across Europe with her pilgrim staff, knapsack and tent.

John Cleary, university lecturer and Cromwell's Scottish prisoner tracing project coordinator.

John is a lecturer at a university in Edinburgh and a member of ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy). He gives talks on using DNA in family history research in Scotland, and is interested in how genetic genealogy can help to understand the origins and spread of surnames. He is involved in a project researching the fate of Scottish prisoners captured by Cromwell in the Civil War and transported to the Americas, working with the Prisoners’ descendants using DNA and genealogy to discover more about their fate.

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.

Dr. Maarten Larmuseau, evolutionary geneticist

Interested in the interaction between genetics, eveolution, and history in humans and animals. Dr. Maarten Larmuseau is a senior postdoctoral researcher at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Belgium). He is an evolutionary geneticist interested in the interaction between genetics, evolution and history in humans and animals. Currently he is making use of genetic genealogical tools within forensic, historical and human sociobiological research. His research in e.g.

Emily D. Aulicino, BS in History, MED (Master

Speaker and Regional Coordinator for the International Society of Genetic Genealogists (ISOGG); 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. to a variety of groups including Jewish Genealogical Societies, African American groups, a Mexican genealogical society, The Irish Cultural Society, a Welsh gathering, and various lineage groups as well as at WDYTYA in London and Back To Our Past in Dublin.

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