DNA testing is an essential tool for the family historian and has the potential to provide answers which can’t be found from the paper trail alone. The large genetic genealogy databases are helping to reunite long lost cousins and break down long-standing brick walls. Debbie will guide you through the genetic genealogy jungle and help you to understand how the different tests work, and what they can and can’t tell you.
Debbie is an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London. She is a member of ISOGG and the co-founder of the ISOGG Wiki. She is the administrator of the Cruwys/Cruse/Cruise DNA Project, the Devon DNA Project and the mtDNA Haplogroup U4 Project. She has written two books for the History Press: DNA and Social Networking (2011) and The Surnames Handbook (2012). Her popular blog Cruwys News was originally set up to publish findings from her one-name study but is now focused on keeping up with all the latest developments from the world of genetic genealogy.
These lectures were sponsored by FTDNA (FamilyTreeDNA) and organised by volunteers from ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy).