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Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 7:30 PM (EDT)
This talk explains the principles behind Y chromosome, Mitochondrial DNA, and autosomal tests for genealogy, the various types of markers and tests available, how to interpret the results, and how they can be used for genealogy. You will be better prepared to understand what test to order, how to verify relationships between individuals with the same surname, and how to verify that elusive female ancestor. This presentation is designed to address the needs of the very beginner in genetic genealogy.
Dr. Thomas Shawker
Dr. Thomas H. Shawker, M.D. is a physician at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and has over 200 scientific publications. For his interest in genealogy, Dr. Shawker has attended the National Institute on Genealogical Research (NIGR) and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University. He has published articles on genetics, family health history, and medical history in several national publications. Dr. Shawker is a Past President of the Prince George's County Genealogical Society (Maryland) and currently serves as the Chairman of the National Genealogical Society Committee on Genetic Genealogy. He is the author of the book Unlocking your Genetic History: A Step-by-step Guide to Discovering your Family's Medical and Genetic Heritage in the National Genealogical Society book series and the NGS online course, Genetic Genealogy, The Basics.
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