11:15 - 12:10

Family Tree DNA now hosts over 9000 different surname, regional and haplogroup projects, all run by volunteer project administrators. Running your own project is an opportunity to become a citizen scientist and make exciting discoveries about your particular surname, region or haplogroup of interest. This presentation will explain how to get the most from your DNA project and how to make effective use of the many admin tools provided. 

Katherine Borges

Katherine Borges co-founded and serves as Director of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG), which promotes and educates about genetic genealogy to over 10,000 members in 70 countries. ISOGG works to increase professional standards in the practice, research, and discussion of relevant issues in DNA testing, interpretation, and ethics. She now gives many presentations on genetic genealogy to groups across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, as well as administering several surname, regional, and haplogroup DNA projects. She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Colonial Dames of the XVII Century and President of the Salida Chamber of Commerce.