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11 March 2013

Using DNA to Solve Your Genealogical Mysteries

Saturday, April 27, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Nile Hall
Preservation Park
668 Thirteenth Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Do you have more questions than answers about how DNA can help with your genealogy research Are you eager to let DNA help you overcome a brick-wall?

Join the California Genealogical Society for a day of DNA and learn how to connect with living cousins around the world.

9:00 a.m. Registration, coffee /tea

9:30 – 10:30 Crash Course in DNA, Katherine Borges
Katherine will describe the types of tests and what they reveal, where to get them, what to do with the results.

10:45 - 11:45 Hoskins Y-DNA Case Study, Tony Hoskins
Tony will talk about what happens when your DNA does not match while sharing the twists and turns his DNA research has taken.

11:45 - 1:15 
Network during lunch. Visit a local restaurant or order a boxed lunch when you register.

1:15 - 2:45 How Are CGS Members Using DNA?
Ken Haughton
 will discuss mutations found in his research and how he is using them to break down some of his brick walls. Pam Miller will show how DNA has provided the final irrefutable evidence in proving lineage.

3:00 - 3:30 Panel discussion – questions from the audience.

Register online.

Download the seminar flier.

Katherine Borges
Katherine Hope Borges is co-founder and director of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG), which promotes and educates about genetic genealogy. ISOGG has grown to over 8,000 members in 70 countries. Through ISOGG, Katherine has increased professional standards in the practice, research, and discussion of relevant issues in DNA testing, interpretation, and ethics. She organized a speakers bureau and has given many presentations on genetic genealogy to groups across the United States and in the United Kingdom. She administers several surname, regional, and haplogroup DNA projects. 

Tony Hoskins
Tony Hoskins manages and heads the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library. A frequent lecturer in the Bay Area, he is also the Sonoma County Archivist managing the Sonoma County Archives at Los Guilicos that houses many of the county's original land, probate, tax, naturalization, vital, and court records. Tony’s interest in genetic genealogy began three years ago when he compared his DNA to that of a fifth cousin and found they did not match. He discovered it was his line that was the problem.

Photograph of Katherine Borges used with permission of Dick Eastman.

Copyright © 2013 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library.