Thursday, December 18, 2008

Who Do You Think You Are? Live - 2009

Who Do You Think You Are? Live - DNA

DNA is an exciting new area of the show this year, featuring exhibitors including DNA Worldwide, Family Genetics and Family Tree DNA.

DNA testing, as used to research the family history of Colin Jackson on Who Do You Think You Are?, can now perform a number of functions, including confirming links where no conventional source record exists and identifying where ancestors have migrated to.

Megan Smolenyak, Chief Family Historian for, will be speaking on the subject of DNA on the LIVE stage, and we are proud to present our brand new DNA Workshop, supported by Family Tree DNA where a programme of lectures and workshops will help to address some of the issues surrounding DNA testing.

Speakers in the DNA Workshop will include

Michael Hammer, PhD - Director of the Genome Analysis and Technology Core at the University of Arizona, and Chief Family Tree DNA Scientist
Doron Behar, MD, PhD - Chief mtDNA Scientist at Family Tree DNA and National Geographic's Genographic Associate Researcher
Max Blankfeld - VP Operations at Family Tree DNA
Katherine Hope Borges - Director of International Society of Genetic Genealogy

Advances in DNA research and the increasing availability of this technology have had huge implications for genealogists, and it is easy to see the potential for DNA testing, so come along and meet some of our exhibitors to find out more.

and I will be on an even bigger Society of Genealogists "Ask the experts"


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