Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Full Day Genetic Genealogy Workshop Planned

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The Maine Genealogical Society's 2016 Spring Workshop is set for April 23, 2016 in Augusta, Maine with special guest, Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D. Dr. Bettinger is an intellectual property attorney by day and a genetic genealogist by night. He is the author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist (http://thegeneticgenealogist.com), and frequently gives presentations and webinars to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry. We are very excited to be able to invite Dr. Bettinger to Maine to discuss this fascinating and increasingly popular aspect of family history research.

Join members of The Maine Genealogical Society and other guests as we work through a series of lectures beginning with an introduction to DNA, using Y-DNA and mtDNA for genealogical research, including how to break through some of those pesky brick walls in your research. We'll end the day discussing third party tools you can use to help analyze your DNA results more efficiently and have saved a block of time at the end for a Q&A session.

You've got DNA questions. We've got answers.  Make the most of your DNA test results after spending a day with a national recognized speaker, who specializes on this very subject.  Lunch is included in the registration fee, and we'll have a number of our Special Publications available for purchase, including the recently released Maine Families in 1790, Volume 11 and Vital Records of Mount Vernon.

For more information about the day's events, or to register, visit our workshop website at http://conference.maineroots.org  We're looking forward to seeing you in Augusta on April 23!

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