On November 12-13, I’ll be attending the Atlanta Family History Expo at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, GA. I’ve attended annual Jewish genealogy conferences for many years, as well as small local genealogy events, but this will be my first time attending one of Family History Expos’ 2-day events. I’m very much looking forward to a jam-packed 2 days of genealogy, with over 1000 attendees expected! I’m also looking forward to meeting lots of new people, including many whose names I’m already familiar with through their blogs or Twitter, but I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet.
The vast majority of my time at this expo will be spent at the Family Tree DNA booth in the Exhibit Hall. I’ll be on hand both days to discuss the different types of Genetic Genealogy tests that are available today, and to help attendees determine which test is best for them, based on what they are trying to learn from DNA testing.
I will also be giving a presentation on Genetic Genealogy — twice actually! The first session will be at 11:30am on Friday, and a repeat session will be held at 8am on Saturday.
Traditional DNA Testing and Beyond – The Next Revolution in Genetic Genealogy
This class will focus on genetic genealogy — DNA testing as a tool for genealogy. We’ll review the “traditional” genetic genealogy tests — Y-DNA and mtDNA — which can identify relatives on the direct paternal or direct maternal line. We’ll then discuss Family Finder, our new product which utilizes recent advances in autosomal DNA testing to identify relatives via any ancestral line.