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34 DNA Classes Will Fill Up Fast at #RootsTech 2018

33 DNA Classes at #RootsTech 2018


As evidenced by the popularity of videos on the Family History Fanatics YouTube channel, DNA is the hot topic in genealogy and RootsTech 2018 has 33 classes and 5 labs to address genetic genealogy. The spectrum of genetic classes is wide and several topics are particularly intriguing.


Wednesday9:30 AMA DNA Match with No Tree? No Problem!
Wednesday9:30 AMReal-World Examples of Frustrations of Endogamy
Wednesday11:00 AMBehind Your DNA Results
Wednesday11:00 AMDNA - One Family, One World
(Sponsored by LivingDNA)
Wednesday11:00 AMHow Close Are We Really? Evaluating Shared DNA
Wednesday1:30 PMLearn about your ancestry with 23andMe
Wednesday1:30 PMThe Emotional Side of DNA Testing
Wednesday3:00 PM(LAB) Getting the Most Out of Your AncestryDNA Results
Wednesday3:00 PMIntroduction to Chromosome Mapping
Wednesday3:00 PMODirect Line DNA Testing for Your Genealogical Research
Wednesday3:00 PMYou’ve Taken a DNA Test, Now What?
Thursday11:00 AMAdvancing Your Genealogy Research with DNA
Thursday11:00 AMMyHeritage DNA 101: From Test to Results(Sponsored by MyHeritage DNA)
Thursday11:00 AMUpdate to Third Party Autosomal DNA Analysis Tools
Thursday1:30 PM(LAB) Track Your Family Health History: TapGenes Intro
Thursday1:30 PMConnection to Your European Ancestors through DNA
Thursday1:30 PMYour DNA Support System
Thursday3:00 PMOn Target: DNA Testing Plans
Thursday4:30 PMHigh Definition DNA Testing
Friday11:00 AMTracing Slavery With DNA & Genealogy
Friday11:00 AMWe Are Family! A Look at our Genetic Homelands
Friday1:30 PMFinding the Right DNA Test for You
(Sponsored by Family Tree DNA)
Friday1:30 PMThe DNA of the Jewish People
Friday1:30 PMUsing DNA to Tell Your Story
Friday3:00 PMHow to Get More from Your DNA with GEDMatch.com
Friday4:30 PMLearn how DNA influences your health with 23andMe
Friday4:30 PMLooks Like We’re Cousins: DNA Collaboration
Friday4:30 PMThe DNA of the British Isles
Saturday11:00 AMBehind Your DNA Results
Saturday11:00 AMConnecting Your DNA Matches
Saturday11:00 AMOrganizing Your DNA Testing
Saturday1:30 PMAdvancing Your Genealogy Research with DNA
(Sponsored by AncestryDNA)
Saturday1:30 PMDNA: What's new and what's next
Saturday3:00 PMShoulda, Coulda, Woulda: A Look At Ethics in Genetic Genealogy

* Please note class times are subject to change or cancellation.


Anyone wonder was "Endogamy" means? It's the 'custom of marrying only within the limits of a local community, clan, or tribe.' If you have tree collapse issues, that would be a class worth considering, now that you know what the word means!

The rise in regional or ethnic-specific classes also is intriguing: DNA of the Jewish People, Tracing Slavery with DNA, The DNA of the British Isles are among these narrowed classes. If you have had questions about DNA with regards to these regions, you'll want to place the classes high on your list.



STREAMED SESSIONS!


Wednesday11:00 AMDNA - One Family, One World
Thursday11:00 AMMyHeritage DNA 101: From Test to Results
Friday1:30 PMFinding the Right DNA Test for You
Saturday1:30 PMAdvancing Your Genealogy Research with DNA

Be advised these are all sponsored classes. So if you don't like such content, attend a different session.



If you plan on attending a DNA class while at RootsTech, plan on arriving EARLY to the class as these workshops fill up fast as they are among the most popular on the schedule. The above classes are available to registrants with a RootsTech pass. 

For those with a Getting Started Pass, your only choice is:
Thursday 4:30 PM Before You Test: DNA Basics You Need to Know

If you're interested in hands-on classes with DNA, then consider one of the five labs. These are add-ons to your registration and carry an additional fee. Register in advance of the conference to ensure you get a spot.


Thursday4:30 PM(LAB) Your MyHeritage DNA results and verifying matches
Friday11:00 AM(LAB) Your MyHeritage DNA results and verifying matches
Friday1:30 PM(LAB) From Click to DNA Connection
Friday4:30 PM(LAB) Try Your Hand at Genetic Genealogy
Saturday11:00 AM(LAB) Track Your Family Health History: TapGenes Intro
Saturday3:00 PM(LAB) Getting the Most Out of Your AncestryDNA Results

That's a lot of classes to look into the smallest part of our existence. Which classes interest you the most?

Be sure to go to the Expo Hall after the classes and throughout the conference as you'll likely pick up DNA tests from one of the four major companies for the lowest price of the year! 


Stay tuned for more!

To review previous tracks, visit:
If you don't find a class during an hour that appeals to you, be prepared for mini-classes in the Expo Hall to fill the void. Stay tuned and we'll keep this month of RootsTech madness going!!!



GBA.Buzz Prize List
You'll also want to play the GBA.Buzz Scavenger Hunt Game for a chance to win. 

Be sure to stop by our booth in the Expo Hall to register for our drawings, purchase one of our books, or just say hello to your fellow Fanatics! Stay tuned to our Meet & Greet schedule including many of your favorite genealogists!

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