Together we will explore the fundamentals of U.S. copyright law, and will examine many of the specific copyright issues encountered by genealogists, including the beginner, the professional, and the educator/presenter. We’ll also cover how to monitor and protect your copyright.
Even though our 18th and 19th century ancestors have been dead for decades, their DNA still survives in their descendants. Learn how to use autosomal DNA to attack and potentially solve genealogical mysteries and brick walls for ancestors who were born or lived in the 1800’s, 1700’s, and beyond. Together we’ll also examine some of the ways that leaders in the field have attacked or solved their 18th and 19th century mysteries using autosomal DNA.
The seminar is being held in the ADA accessible, Goldman Theater at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley. This beautifully finished theater features natural bamboo walls and plush raised theatrical seating. Key features include a hi-definition digital video and custom designed sound reinforcement by Meyer Sound.
The program sessions are offered in 4 tracks, each with 4 sessions, choose from 16 topics! There are topics for everyone... those just getting started, or focus on European research, with DNA, organizing and methodology.
Friday Afternoon Lecture: For the Advanced genetic genealogist: Step up your DNA knowledge with more advanced analytics using third-party tools. Examine new concepts and evolving tools. Saturday Workshop: For the Intermediate genetic genealogist: Learn more ways about how DNA testing can help you with your genealogical research. How using Autosomal DNA, Y-DNA and mtDNA together with traditional research can help to explore ancient ancestry, find genetic relatives, and break through brick walls.
The NGS Family History Conference, 2–5 May 2018 is your opportunity to choose from more than 175 lectures presented by many nationally recognized speakers, explore an exhibit hall filled with more than 80 exhibitors, and network with over 2,000 genealogists. Every NGS conference has a different theme with a new program top to bottom—so there is always much new to learn and discover.
This is an advance announcement for the seminar and workshops. More details and pricing information will be posted in late 2017/early 2018
Stay tuned for much more information!
Three Great Conferences in One Place!
Chromosome Mapping - “Chromosome Mapping” is designed for genealogists who have completed beginning DNA courses and wish to bring their research to the next level. The focus of this advanced course is to assist the students to map their autosomal DNA, determining the specific ancestors who contributed to the participants own DNA, segment by segment. An integral component of this course is visual phasing, a technique to map the crossover points of a group of three siblings which facilitates the reconstruct of their grandparents genome. Participants will leave the course with atDNA analysis software installed with their own data and the skills needed for continuing analysis.
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh – Week #2 (Practical Genetic Genealogy and Advanced Genetic Genealogy)
See http://www.gripitt.org/courses/practical-genetic-genealogy/ and http://www.gripitt.org/courses/advanced-genetic-genealogy/
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh – Week #3 (Practical Genetic Genealogy and Advanced Genetic Genealogy)
See http://www.gripitt.org/courses/2018-august-practical-genetic-genealogy/ and http://www.gripitt.org/courses/2018-august-advanced-genetic-genealogy/
FGS 2018 National Conference — FGS returns to the Hoosier State in 2018 providing attendees convenient access to Allen County Public Library which houses one of the largest genealogical research collections available with records from around the world.
On land the day before the cruise (Thu 6 Sep) – an optional full day seminar program in Seattle for those interested – with leading DNA and British Isles experts. A different program from what is on the cruise.
The New York State Family History Conference is New York's only statewide family history event. Launched in 2013, the event features nationally-known speakers and a vibrant exhibit hall and attracts attendees from across the United States and Canada. The 2018 New York State Family History Conference will be held September 13 - 15, 2018 in Tarrytown, New York. Details regarding the conference program, registration, and exhibit hall will be forthcoming.
Save the date for our next Fall Seminar, when MGS will present a day of DNA, with nationally recognized DNA speaker Blaine Bettinger. Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is an intellectual property attorney by day and a DNA specialist by night. He is the author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist, and frequently gives presentations and webinars to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry.
Exciting Speakers, Genealogical Marketplace, One-on-One Consultations, Friday Reception, Lots of Great Door prizes, Raffles, Lots of Fun & Lots of Information. Stay tuned for more information coming in early 2018!
Our Fall Seminar will focus on DNA topics and will be presented by Blaine Bettinger. More information to follow.
Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia Fall 2018 Conference
DNA/Genetic Genealogy Seminar
Stay tuned for more details!
Members and friends are invited to The Villages Genealogical Society 2019 Genealogy Cruise. Featured speakers will be Blaine Bettinger, George Morgan, Drew Smith, and C. Ann Staley.