Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, Ky.
PRESENTER: Deborah Lord Campisano
Deborah Lord Campisano, (BA History), has over 35 years of genealogical research experience – 25 as a professional. She completed genealogical course work at a number of institutes including IGHR, SLIG, Gen-Fed, and GRIP, and lectures on methodology at local, state and regional conferences. Deborah's focus since 2014 has been genetic genealogy. She is co-leader with colleague, Debra Smith Renard, of the Louisville Genealogical Society's Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group.
1) I've Got DNA Matches! -- What Do I Do Now?
This presentation illustrates testing results from four leading DNA testing companies, with examples of what a tester may see on results pages, including matches from Y-DNA, mtDNA, and atDNA; ethnicity results; origins maps; chromosome browser; help pages; shared matches; hints; identifying matches (especially those with only initials or username); examples of making contact with matches; organizing findings; surname, haplogroup and geographic projects; and more. (Audience: Beginner and Intermediate)
2) Getting Started with GEDmatch-- A Free Tool for Analyzing Your Autosomal DNA
This presentation provides an in-depth look at a popular, free tool for obtaining more information from your autosomal DNA results. Covered: how to register; how to download raw DNA data and then upload to GEDmatch; various GEDmatch tools such as those for comparing your own results with those of others; how to find others who match on the same segment of chromosome; additional ethnicity calculators; x-DNA comparisons; and more. (Audience: Intermediate)