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Genetic Genealogy - presented by Dr Maurice J. Gleeson

Event Information

  • 19 May 2018 9:00am - 12:30pm
  • Queensland Baptists Conference Centre, 53 Prospect Road,
  • Gaythorne
  • Queensland
Other Information
  • Cost: $25.00 members (QFHS and GSQ) and $40.00 non-members (includes morning tea)
  • 07 3355 3369

Book Online at: https://www.qfhs.org.au/events/qfhs-seminars/genetic-genealogy/

Managing your matches: a step-by-step approach to interpreting your DNA matches
No matter which DNA company you have tested with, you will have a whole list of DNA matches (usually well over one thousand) and for the most part you will not know how they are connected to you. This talk focuses on a step-by-step approach to managing your matches so that you can potentially identify the common ancestor you share with each match, which in turn will allow you to break through those brick walls in your family tree.

Marrying DNA and Irish family tree research
Researching in Irish records can be challenging and brick walls tend to impede our progress beyond the 1800-1830 timepoint. However, DNA testing can be a useful tool to complement Irish research. This talk will explore how to use your DNA results to augment your use of Irish records.

Maurice Gleeson is Education Ambassador for the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG), a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), and organiser of Genetic Genealogy Ireland, the annual national conference on DNA and genealogy. He was born in Dublin where he trained as a medical doctor. He is currently a psychiatrist, a pharmaceutical physician, and a part-time actor as well as a genetic genealogist. 

His father had been researching the family tree on and off for 30 years and in 2006 Maurice decided to join in the fun, quickly becoming addicted. Together they have toured Ireland, found a variety of ancestral homelands, and reconnected with cousins internationally, both through traditional genealogical methods and through DNA. It continues to be a wonderful adventure. Most recently Maurice has discovered he is probably a direct relative of JP Morgan and Princess Diana. 

Register your place online at: https://www.qfhs.org.au/events/qfhs-seminars/genetic-genealogy/