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Virtual Fall Seminar 2024

Nov 2, 2024 -- 9 am - 4 pm (PT) with bonus session Friday evening - "Intro to DNA for Beginners"

A Feast of DNA Topics with Paul Woodbury

Join us for a full-day DNA seminar featuring intermediate and advanced techniques with Paul Woodbury, veteran of hundreds of genealogy cases and senior researcher on the DNA Team at Legacy Tree Genealogists. This seminar will introduce you to topics that are not commonly offered, from constructing a DNA-assisted proof argument; to finding misattributed ancestry (more common than realized!); to handling false positives in endogamous populations.  Even the most experienced genealogist will learn something new!

Seminar Time Schedule (Pacific Time Zone):

  Friday, November 1st
 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Bonus Session - Intro to DNA for Beginners


  Saturday, November 2nd
 9:00 am - 10:00 am Session 1 - Genetic Genealogy and Genealogical Proof
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:30 am Session 2 - Adoption, Unknown Parentage, and Misattributed Parentage
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch Break
 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Session 3 - DNA Case Studies
 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Break
 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Session 4 - Dealing with Endogamy
 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Closing and Door Prizes

Katerina Schmidt

Meet Our Speaker:

Our speaker Paul Woodbury studied genetics and family history at Brigham Young University and later earned a Masters of Education in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the University of Utah. Paul currently works full-time as a genetic genealogy researcher and lecturer and is the senior researcher on the DNA Team at Legacy Tree Genealogists. He also regularly presents webinars and genealogy conference lecturers and currently teaches and coordinates "Introduction to Genetic Genealogy" at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.


* The seminar sessions will be recorded. GFO members who register for the seminar will enjoy a discounted member price and be given access to recordings of the sessions through December 2, 2024. If you would like to become a member please select the New Member Enrollment and Event Registration option when making your purchase selection.  New members enrolling while registering for this event will receive 2 additional months for a one-year membership