Monday, December 29, 2014

FGS 2015 Program Spotlight: DNA & Technology

DNA testing can lead to research answers. Technology tools can increase your
productivity. Learn more about using both at FGS 2015.
Saturday, February 14, 2015

  • DNA can confirm, refute, or provide new avenues of research. Angie Bush, BS, MST, explores case studies showing the application of DNA testing as part of the Genealogical Proof Standard in establishing kinship and identity in Determining Kinship with DNA
  • Learn the basics of the four types of DNA and three types of genetic genealogy tests. That understanding is essential to successfully applying genetic genealogy to furthering your research. Join CeCe Moore for The Power of DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy.
  • Using DNA and conventional research can break down brick walls and family myths/legends. In Spit Please! A DNA Case Study, A. C. Ivory shows how amazing DNA testing can be. 
  • Learn how Family Tree DNA features launched in 2014 will help your genealogical research. Michael Gugel covers 5 Fun New Ways to Improve Your Genealogical Research, including a sneak preview of what is in store for the future at FTDNA. 

  • has more than 15 billion historical records. Loretta "Lou" Szucs, FUGA, explores tips for finding Hidden Treasures at
  • Discover, share, and preserve your family history in new and exciting ways. Learn about the Ancestry mobile app, FindAGrave app, and Shoebox in Ancestry's Mobile World with Jason Butterfield.
  • Are you interested in cool tools for genealogical analysis and documentation? In Nifty & Powerful Technologies for Genealogical Analysis & Documentation, Ron Arons, MBA, covers languages translations tools, timelines with maps, genograms, mind maps, and video capture tools.
  • Map and record military service of ancestors or relatives, whether they served in the Revolutionary War or in Afghanistan. Jane Haldeman shows ways to use records, photos, letters, diaries, etc. to better understand, share and preserve that piece of their life in Mapping and Sharing Your Ancestor's Military Experience.

Check out the full program for FGS 2015 scheduled for February 11–14 in Salt Lake City, Utah and register today.
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