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Hi Poythress researchers,
I'm a member of the NC Genealogical Society (NCGS). Their website is
NCGenealogy[dot]org. On Friday Nov 18th from 3-4 pm Eastern time, at that
website they'll have a free webinar by a fellow who is well-studied in
matters pertaining to using DNA for 18th & 19th genealogical mysteries. It
is free to anyone, not just NCGS members. Details are below, and at their
I hope to be listening, since DNA is a very complicated thing about which I
recognize I have little knowledge, though I've long figured it could help
us in our Poythress 1700-1900 research -- which is why years ago I became
the "Group Administrator" for our Poythress-Poytress Y-DNA Group Study. I
hope any of you who are also interested will also tune in if you can. The
presentation will also be available -- free to all -- again on the NCGS
website only from 2 - 4 December; and later in January it will be available
to purchase on a CD from the NCGS online bookstore.
Another resource for any of us to learn more on the subject, appears to be
the speaker's blog that he began in 2007, "The Genetic Genealogist." I've
been completely inundated time-wise by my volunteer job for a very long
time, and just learned of his blog in reading the below-copied announcement
today, so I have not yet pored over it. With travel we'll be doing this
weekend I likely won't get to do that until sometime later, but I did not
want to delay in alerting any of you who are interested, so you'll know of
the free webinar and of his blog.
I have removed the active links in this email today to the Poythress
Subscription List (& going as a blind-copy to a new Poythress Y-DNA Study
participant in case that person is not a subscriber to the List), so that
none of your email-carriers will think I'm sending spam -- to use the
links, just remove "[dot]" and replace with the customary . Barbara
- Announcement copied from NCGenealogy[dot]org's email:
The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present:
Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD [thumbnail-photo removed for this email]
“Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries”
A recorded webinar, 18 November 2016, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST.
(An encore recording will be presented during a Free Viewing Period: 2-4
Even though our 18th and 19th century ancestors have been dead for
decades, their DNA still survives in their descendants. Learn how to use
autosomal DNA to attack and potentially solve genealogical mysteries and
brick walls for ancestors who were born or lived in the 1800s, 1700s, and
beyond. Together we’ll also examine some of the ways that leaders in the
field have attacked or solved their 18th and 19th century mysteries using
Scheduling difficulties did not allow for a live presentation, and
there is no registration required. Simply visit the NCGS website, and click
on the link provided in the Home page article.This link will not be active
before 2:45 pm on 18 Nov 2016, and will not be active after 4:15 pm.
About the Speaker:
Blaine Bettinger is an intellectual property attorney by day and a
genetic genealogist by night. In 2007 he started The Genetic Genealogist --
thegeneticgenealogist[dot]com -- one of the earliest blogs on the topic.
Dr. Bettinger has been interviewed and quoted on personal genomics
topics in Newsweek, New Scientist, Wired, and others. He authored "I Have
the Results of My Genetic Genealogy Test, Now What?" in 2008, which is
distributed by Family Tree DNA to all of their new customers.
Blaine frequently authors articles and gives presentations to educate
others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry. He is an instructor
for genetic genealogy courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical
Research (IGHR), Salt Lake Institute of Genealogical Research (SLIG),
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), Virtual Institute of
Genealogical Research, and Family Tree University. Blaine was also recently
elected to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society’s Board of
Trustees and graduated from ProGen Study Group 21 in 2015.
Handout for the webinar will be available on the Member Webinars page.
You must be logged in as a member to access it.
(Handouts are not available for non-member viewers of webinars.)
After the free 18 November 2016 presentation, the recording of the
webinar, “Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries,” will be
presented again on the NCGS website from 2–4 December 2016 and will be free
for all to view. After 4 December the video will only be accessible on the
website to NCGS members as a member benefit. NCGS members and non-members
may also purchase the webinar on a CD, which includes the handout, from the
NCGS online bookstore (available Jan 2017).
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