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DNA’s role in ancestry research topic of 2-day genealogy conference in North Hills

Tony LaRussa
| Monday, February 4, 2019 2:58 p.m

A pair of experts on the role DNA can serve when doing genealogy research will be the guest speakers at the annual Family History Conference March 22 and 23.

sponsored by the North Hills Genealogists, the programs will be lead by Blaine Bettinger, who holds a doctorate and a law degree and specializes in DNA; and Dr. Ray Jones, a University of Pittsburgh professor who focuses on ethics, privacy and stewardship associated with genetic genealogy.

Lectures and activities are scheduled throughout the two-day conference at The Columbian Room, 250 Swinderman Road in Wexford.

Participants can select from several programs:

Friday, March 22

• 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Fundamentals of Genetic Genealogy and using Y-DNA and mtDNA to Explore Your Ancestry

• 5 p.m.: Dinner

• 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: The Helen Marley Story, using DNA to Help Solve a Mystery.

Saturday, March 23

Day-long event with lunch break between morning and afternoon sessions.

• 8:45 a.m. (two workshops available): Working With Testing Company results, Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries

• Lunch break

Afternoon (two workshops available): Using GEDmatch and DNAPainter to Analyze Your Autosomal DNA, Evaluating a Genealogical Conclusion Including DNA

Tickets for the conference can be purchased online.

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368 or or via Twitter @TonyLaRussaTrib.

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368, or via Twitter .

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