About the Event

Presented by the East Coast Genetic Genealogy Conference committee and mitoYDNA.org, this premiere event is dedicated to the education of the use of Genetic Genealogy.

The conference will offer an immersive online experience in real time (EST) and will be recorded. Access to the recordings will be available to registrants through June 30, 2022.

Participation and Schedule

This online experience is powered by Whova. After you register, use the same email address to sign up on the Whova web app. There, you can interact with our Speakers and fellow attendees and you can visit virtual booths hosted by our Sponsors and Exhibitors! You can also watch all of the sessions and do all the other things on our mobile app available for download below. Detailed session information is available in the app or you can visit the Event Schedule by clicking here.

Speaker Lineup

Jim Bartlett

Jim Bartlett has been an active genealogist since 1974. He has been the Administrator of the BARTLETT-DNA Project at FTDNA ...
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Kelli Bergheimer

Kelli Bergheimer is a writer, teacher, editor, and national genealogical speaker. Kelli holds a Bachelor’s in Biology, a Master’s in ...
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Blaine Bettinger

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is a professional genealogist specializing in DNA evidence. In 2007 he started The Genetic Genealogist (www.thegeneticgenealogist.com), ...
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Katherine Borges

Katherine Borges is the co-founder and director of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG), which promotes and educates about ...
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Kevin Borland

Kevin Borland is the founder of Borland Genetics and has been writing tools to process DNA data since 2013. He ...
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Shannon Christmas

Shannon Christmas, a genetic genealogy influencer, educator, practitioner, and thought leader featured on BBC, NPR, Radio Sweden, and The Atlantic, ...
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Janine Cloud

Janine Cloud, a fifth-generation Texan and registered member of the Cherokee Nation, became interested in genealogy when a grade school ...
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Kitty Munson Cooper

Kitty Munson Cooper is a well-known blogger on genetics and genealogy. She started blog.kittycooper.com in 2012 to keep track of ...
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About the Committee

In collaboration with mitoYDNA, a group of genetic genealogy enthusiasts set their sights on hosting a physical conference in 2020 near Washington DC for genealogists interested in using DNA in their family research. The COVID crisis delayed these plans but we are moving forward with an online event this year!

Sponsors and Exhibitors