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Monday, September 28, 2015

Fall Seminar

San Mateo County Genealogical Society Fall 2015 Seminar

Digging into DNA

With Angie Bush MS – Genetic Genealogist

                   A Program of Four Lectures:

                   Y-DNA & mtDNA Testing;
                   Understanding Autosomal DNA;
                   Using atDNA for Genealogical &Adoption Research;
                   DNA & the Genealogical Proof Standard

Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 9am-3pm

Menlo Park LDS Church - 1105 Valparaiso, Menlo Park
Doors open at 8am - Registration, Book Sales & Silent Auction
Family History Center will be open during breaks, lunch and after the Seminar


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REGISTRATION:   Members: ___ @ $36.00 each   Non-Members: ___ @ $42.00 each   LUNCH: ___ @ $8.
                         Lunch sandwich choice (please select 1): 
                        Turkey & Mozzarella ___    Roast Beef___ Ham & Swiss___ Vegetarian___

Registration Deadline Friday, October 30th, 2015 ---Walk Ins $48.00
Become a new member: ___ @ $25 for 1 Year & signup for this seminar at the Member Rate
Note: Registration includes SYLLABUS
Make your registration/lunch check payable to SMCGS Seminar - Mail Registration to:
Patrick Gilbride, 153 Occidental Avenue, Burlingame CA 94010-5219   OR   Register via PayPal on our website

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for information about SMCGS Programs, Library & Databases

SMCGS Fall 2015 Seminar Schedule ~ Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 9:00am – 3pm

“Digging into DNA” ~ Angie Bush

Angie Bush’s former career in molecular genetics, coupled with a life-long interest in genealogy gives her an ideal background for a genetic genealogist.  Angie helped others with their family history for over 20 years as a volunteer and now works professionally as a genetic genealogist using her clinical genetics background and genealogical research skills to solve complex problems of kinship and identity.  She is the course coordinator for “Advanced DNA” at Salt Lake Institute for Genealogy, first taught in 2015

  8:00 – 9:00
REGISTRATION & Time to Browse our Silent Auction Items & Book Sales
  9:00 – 9:15
  9:15 – 10:15     LECTURE ONE
“Y-DNA and mtDNA Testing” - Y-DNA and mtDNA tests have been available for genealogical use for approximately 10 years. With the advent of autosomal DNA testing, their popularity has waned. However, this does not mean that they are no longer useful or that they are built on “old” technology. There will be a discussion of exactly what these tests are and how to use them effectively for genealogical research questions.
10:15- 10:40
 10:40 – 11:40   LECTURE TWO
“Understanding Autosomal DNA” - Autosomal DNA testing is now the workhorse of genetic genealogy and it has opened many new doors for genealogists in researching their families. We will discuss what makes autosomal DNA so powerful, the companies that offer autosomal testing, strategies for determining who to test and mention several of the websites and 3rd party tools that are available to help you make the most of your autosomal DNA results.
 11:40 – 12:45   LUNCH
LUNCH – Time to check out the Silent Auction Items, Book Sales and the Family History Center
 12:45  –  1:45   LECTURE THREE
Using atDNA in Genealogical and Adoption Research (case studies)” - This lecture will show exactly how autosomal DNA test results were used to provide evidence to answer a genealogical question. There will also be examples showing how autosomal DNA testing is bringing the families of adoptees together in ways not thought possible just 5 years ago - truly miraculous for many of these individuals!
 1:45  –  2:00   BREAK

 2:00  -   3:00   LECTURE FOUR
“DNA and the Genetic Proof Standard” - The Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) is an interwoven 5-step process that helps genealogists to know if their research and conclusions will stand the test of time. This lecture will discuss DNA testing in relation to each step of the GPS from creating citations, to analysis of results and then writing up a proof statement or summary to tell others how we used DNA in our research and why we reached the conclusions that we did.

                 Directions to Menlo Park LDS Church
                     1105 Valparaiso Ave., Menlo Park

From 101 North or South:  Exit 101 at Woodside Rd, proceed west to the El Camino.  Turn left onto the El Camino, proceed south through Redwood City & Atherton to Menlo Park, turn right at Valparaiso.  Proceed for 5 left turn only blocks.  Just past Arbor Rd. on the left is the LDS Church. 

From 280 North or South:  Exit 280 at Sand Hill Rd east, proceed east to the El Camino.  Turn left onto the El Camino, proceed through Menlo Park, and turn left at Valparaiso.  Proceed for 5 left turn only blocks.  Just past Arbor Rd. on the left is the LDS Church. 

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