Andrew Millard

Andrew Millard is Director of the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, at Durham University. He specialises in biochemical and geochemical analysis of bones and teeth. He has also been researching his family tree for almost 40 years. He is currently Chair of the Trustees of Genuki and Academic Coordinator for the Guild of One-Name Studies.

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas is Professor of Evolutionary Genetics in the Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London. He was formerly a post-doctoral research fellow in the department of Biological Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. Mark is notable for a number of scientific publications in the fields of human demographic and evolutionary history inference, molecular phylogenetics of extinct species using ancient DNA, cultural evolutionary modelling, and molecular biology.

Dan Bradley

Dan Bradley spent his early years on an Irish farm. After a degree in genetics from Cambridge University and a PhD in medical genetics from Trinity College Dublin he subsequently started to work on the genetics of each species present on that farm, including Irish humans, and has done for over 20 years. Current research focuses on ancient genomics. He holds a Personal Chair in the Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and is the holder of an ERC Advanced Grant.

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard is a Scottish Professional Genealogist. She holds an M.A. in English and Modern History from the University of St Andrews and a PgCert in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde. She undertakes genealogical research work, DNA detective work, living relative tracing, historical research, documentary research, tutoring, article writing and speaking engagements.

Linda Kerr

Linda is a professional genealogist and archive researcher specialising in Scottish family history research. She’s explored DNA testing for her own family history and will share some of what she’s learned along the way. Linda is also a tutor on the genealogy courses run by the University of Strathclyde and a volunteer for the Scottish DNA project.

Graham Holton

After long experience as a librarian, Graham began teaching family history as a tutor of evening classes at the University of Strathclyde. He has been a tutor on the University’s Postgraduate Programme in Genealogical Studies since it commenced in 2007 and is now Principal Tutor. He is author of Discover your Scottish ancestry (2nd ed. 2009) and has an interest in genetic genealogy research, leading the Battle of Bannockburn Family History Project, with a focus on tracing early descents using documentary and genetic evidence.

Brian Swann

Brian Swann has been involved with family history since 1967 and is a founder member of the Norfolk, West Surrey and Dyfed FHS, as well as a member of the Society of Genealogists (1972) and the Guild of One-Name Studies (2009). He began involvement with DNA testing for family history purposes in 2000, and more seriously from early 2006. He also worked in and around the pharmaceutical industry in his day job in various roles for 40 years until retirement in 2011. He has been a member of ISOGG since late 2006, and helped get the enlarged DNA Area into WDYTYA in 2009.

Professor Mark Jobling

Mark Jobling studied Biochemistry and completed a DPhil in Genetics at the University of Oxford. He moved to the University of Leicester in 1992 where he has been supported by Wellcome Trust fellowships and is now a Professor. His group uses human genetic diversity to investigate processes of colonisation, migration and admixture, and (with a focus on the Y chromosome) to study mutation processes. He also applies Y-chromosomal markers to understanding the relationships between Y types and patrilineal surnames, and in forensic analysis. 

John Cleary

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 for family history research in Scotland, and is interested in how genetic genealogy can help to uncover 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 America, working with the Prisoners’ descendants using DNA and genealogy to discover more about their fate and find where they may have come from.

Debbie Kennett

Debbie is the author of DNA and Social Networking and The Surnames Handbook. She 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 is the administrator of the Cruwys/Cruse/Cruise DNA Project, the Devon DNA Project and the mtDNA Haplogroup U4 Project. Her highly regarded blog Cruwys News, although originally set up to focus on her one-name study, has now evolved into the leading genetic genealogy blog in the UK.