10:15 - 11:10

Linda Magellan will cover all the basics about DNA testing – the three main types of DNA test, what each one can do for you, and what kind of questions DNA can help you to answer in your own particular family tree research. If you have ever thought about doing a DNA test (or even if you haven’t) this presentation will leave you with all the information you need to dip your big toe in the gene pool.

Linda Magellan

Linda Parker Magellan is an independent Professional Genetic Genealogy Consultant who has travelled internationally assisting individuals in the discovery of their ancestry through the use of DNA testing. Linda enjoys putting the pieces of the puzzle together to solve the mystery of one’s genetic inheritance.

Linda ordered her first DNA test kit in 2003 and has been hooked ever since. She now administers several surname projects and has experience with Family Tree DNA, 23andMe, AncestryDNA, and the Genographic Project.

As a founding member of the International Society for Genetic Genealogy, Linda has long regarded education a priority and continues to develop professionally through workshops, conferences, and continuing education coursework. Her area of expertise is in teaching others how to unravel the story in their DNA.