BEGINNING DNA DAY – SPONSORED BY FAMILY TREE DNA
NERGC’s First DNA Day will be held on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 at the Mass Mutual Center, Springfield Massachusetts. DNA Day provides the opportunity for genealogists to review topics that are focused on a DNA oriented audience and might not otherwise be included in a general conference trying to reach a broad audience. The cost is $50.00 per person for four seminars, a lunch presentation, and a luncheon sponsored by FTDNA, (FamilyTree DNA). Seats are limited so register early.
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Registration and Welcome
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Understanding DNA for Genealogy – Jim Brewster
A review of current DNA tests and their application for the Genealogist.
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Fundamentals of Autosomal DNA –Blaine T. Bettinger
Armed with a small handful of basic concepts, genealogists can understand autosomal DNA and add this powerful tool to their genealogical toolbox.
Noon – 1:15 p.m. Lunch, Courtesy of FTDNA – Family Tree DNA overview – Janine Cloud
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Advancing Your Research with DNA Group Projects– Janine Cloud
Joining a group project can help enhance both one’s experience with DNA testing and traditional genealogy. Learn about the types of projects and which is best for you.
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Five Tips to Make Sense of Your DNA Testing– Diahan Southard
Overwhelmed with autosomal DNA? I can teach you in 45 minutes 5 tips you can implement and understand today, so you can find your ancestors tomorrow.