Generally, I don’t travel to speak much, but clearly, I’ve lost my mind this fall and scheduled three back to back events. What was I thinking? I hope you can join me, in person, or online.
There are three fantastic opportunities!
Genetic Genealogy Ireland
I can’t tell you how excited I am to be both attending and presenting at Genetic Genealogy Ireland this upcoming week from October 20-22 in Dublin. I hope to meet many new friends and see where my Irish ancestors were from.
I’ll be presenting at the GGI conference on October 21 and 22, as well as participating in a roundtable on Saturday.
After the conference, Maurice Gleeson, wonderful man that he is, puts (most of) the sessions online at YouTube on GGI’s own YouTube channel, so be sure to take a look. Past sessions are available too and all are free. It doesn’t get better than that, unless you can join in the festivities in person.
This is an incredible lineup and you won’t be sorry. When I’m not speaking, you’ll find me in the other sessions – that’s for sure. Many of these speakers seldom appear and these are truly unique opportunities.
Family Tree University Workshop and Webinar on Native American Heritage
Can’t come to Ireland?
Have Native American ancestors, or think you might?
I’ve created a workshop duo for Family Tree University that includes both a video presentation and then on November 7th, a live webinar at 7 PM EST where we will step through working with various tools at each of the three main vendors, Family Tree DNA, 23andMe and Ancestry, plus GedMatch.
This series will help the novice, someone who thinks they might have family history and would like to confirm that story, or someone who knows they have Native heritage and is looking for more information.
You can sign up here for the package that includes both the pre-session webinar and the online workshop.
In the pre-session, I cover:
◾Native American history and how it affects DNA
◾Types of DNA
◾Formulating a DNA test strategy
In the live hour-long workshop, I’ll be reviewing the various unique tools you can use through the different DNA testing vendors, how each one can help you in order learn as much as possible about your Native ancestry and potentially find relatives. Finding relatives may be just the key to discovering more about your heritage, where your ancestor lived, or maybe even your tribe – although no DNA test alone can do that.
Are you using your DNA information to its fullest capacity? Sign up to find out.
Family Tree DNA 13th Annual International Conference on Genetic Genealogy
I’ll be presenting sessions in Houston, Texas at the Family Tree DNA conference November 10-12. That conference registration is now full, so if you’re a project administrator and you’ve registered, I’ll see you there.
This conference is one I’ve literally never missed! It’s always wonderful.
In the Mean Time…
Yes, I do have articles scheduled for publication during this time. I’ll try to catch anything that comes up spontaneously as well.
The great news is that the two conferences, plus my rambling around Ireland will provide great blog fodder, so be sure to stay tuned!
Who knows, maybe I’ll be visiting where your ancestors were from too.
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