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Combining DNA and Traditional Genealogy Techniques for Irish Family Tree Research (Webinar)

  • 19 Mar 2022
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Hosted by IGSI via GoToWebinar
Presented by Maurice Gleeson, hosted by the Irish Genealogical Society International
a virtual program - from the comfort and safety of your desk

$15 for IGSI members (with Discount Code sent in member email); $20 for non-members

photo of speaker Maurice GleesonDNA is a great additional tool for researching your Irish ancestral lines. Join internationally known expert Maurice Gleeson as he explores various ways in which DNA and documentary evidence can work hand in hand to break through your Irish Brick Walls. Topics to be explored include: characterizing each Irish Brick Wall; Irish Naming Convention; ways to grab the low hanging fruit; working with Clusters; Triangulated Segments; triangulating with Y-DNA and mtDNA; and Ancestor Reconstruction.

Various tools will be mentioned along the way including: Shared cM Tool, WATO, autoclusters, etc. And, in addition, we will discuss how to build a simple but dffective Descendancy Chart and Shared DNA Matrix that allows you to see all key matches for a given cluster, from all companies, on a single page.

Maurice Gleeson is a psychiatrist and pharmaceutical physician as well as a genetic genealogist. He is administrator of several Surname DNA Projects, including the Gleason, Spearin, Farrell, Boylan, & Maloney Projects. He also works with adoptees and with people of unknown parentage and has appeared on Irish TV as a consultant for the TV series Adoption Stories. He authors several blogs (e.g. DNA and Family Tree Research) and is a regular contributor to genealogical magazines. His YouTube videos on genetic genealogy are very popular. He has organised the DNA Lectures for "Genetic Genealogy Ireland" in Dublin and "Who Do You Think You Are" in the UK since 2012, as well as given talks all over Ireland, the UK, and internationally. He was voted "Genetic Genealogist of the Year 2015” (SurnameDNA Journal) and “Superstar Genealogist, Ireland” in 2016 (Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections).

Registration will open approximately 90 days before the program.
IGSI members will receive a Discount code via email. You can reach the IGSI Education Team at Education@IrishGenealogical.org

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