10:15 - 11:10

DNA testing can appear to be a dark hole – an abyss – of test choices, terminology and confusion on how it aids your genealogy. Explore the major tests, including Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA, X-Chromosome DNA, and autosomal DNA, and understand how they assist particular sections of your pedigree. Learn the fundamentals that bring you to the light, allowing you to make informed decisions on what test will work best for your goals.

Emily D. Aulicino

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. 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 Birmingham, BTOP in Dublin, Jamboree in California, and in Frankfort. She was interviewed for various newspapers, television, and blog talk radio shows. Besides her blogs, her writing has appeared in Irish Roots Magazine, and her book Genetic Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond was published in 2014. She manages eleven DNA projects and two DNA Interest Groups at her local society.