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DNA for genealogists

When: Saturday, 6 October 2018 - 9.00 am - 12.30 pm

Where: Queensland Baptists Conference Centre, 53 Prospect Road, Gaythorne

Cost: $25.00 members (QFHS and GSQ) and $40.00 non-members (includes morning tea)

DNA for genealogists

Presenter/s: Kerry Farmer

DNA for genealogists

Kerry has been teaching family history classes since 1997. With degrees in both science and humanities, she is on the Board of the Society of Australian Genealogists and convenor of their Education Committee. A regular speaker at conferences and other events, Kerry is also the Director of Australian Studies for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, developing their course series ‘Certificate in Genealogical Studies – Australian Records’.

Kerry authored DNA for Genealogists (4th edn, 2017), Arrivals in Australia from 1788 (2015), and together with Rosemary Kopittke wrote Which Genealogy Program? (3rd edn, 2012). In addition Kerry wrote Handy Guides about Convicts, DNA, GEDmatch, and Australian Births, Deaths, and Marriages – all published by Unlock the Past.

Kerry's presentations.

I’ve done my DNA test, what’s next? What should you do after you have received your DNA test results? How can you take advantage of the information received? Learn about the benefits (and risks) of uploading your DNA raw data to GEDmatch.

Coupling DNA with traditional genealogy. Learn from case studies how DNA combined with traditional genealogical research techniques can break down genealogy brick walls.

Chromosome mapping. Learn the techniques and gain the benefits of working out from which ancestor you inherited specific DNA segments.


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