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DNA Downunder Conference Update #DNADU

June 24, 2019



This post is a reminder of the DNA Down Under Conference, coming up throughout Australia, in August. Recently I posted that I was appointed  Ambassador to this conference. I will be attending the Melbourne session on Friday 23 August 2019.

The speakers will be world class experts in the field of DNA and it’s benefits to family history and genealogical research.  Myself and my partner have had our DNA tested, but as yet,  I’m a bit embarrased to say, that I haven’t taken it any further. This is mainly because, I’m unsure of the next steps. For this reason, I am really looking forward to the conference, as I know that this is where I will find all the information that I need, to increase my understanding of our DNA tests, and how to optimise the benefits to my family history research.  DNA is a fantastic tool and resource for family history researchers. However there is much to learn to get the most benefit from test results.

This conference will cater to all levels of understanding. Whether you are new to DNA or have a good understanding of the subject, you will benefit from hearing world class speakers give advice on DNA, and explain the benefits it can bring to your family history research. Those more experienced with DNA will also benefit  from hearing about the very latest information that is now available.

Meet the Speaker: Blaine Bettinger

Professional genealogist specialising in DNA evidence.

In 2007 Blaine Bettinger started The Genetic Genealogist one of the earliest blogs on the topic. Blaine is the author of The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, and co-author with Debbie Parker Wayne of the award-winning Genetic Genealogy in Practice, the world’s first genetic genealogy workbook. He also co-authored “Genetics for Genealogy” with Judy Russell in 2018’s Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards (ProGen PPS) (Elizabeth Shown Mills, Author and Editor).

Blaine is or has been an instructor for genetic genealogy courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR)Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), and Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research. Blaine is a graduate of ProGen Study Group 21, a trustee for the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society’s Board of Trustees, and a board member for the Association of Professional Genealogists. – from DNA Down Under 

If you’re planning to attend and as yet haven’t booked your tickets, then now is the time to get them.

Do let me know if you’re planning to attend. Part of the fun of genealogical conferences is catching up with ‘in real life and on-line friends’ and geneabloggers.

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