Looking Back on ECGGC 2022

In collaboration with mitoYDNA.org, a group of genetic genealogy enthusiasts set their sights on hosting a Genetic Genealogy Conference for genealogists interested in using DNA in their family research. The first annual East Coast Genetic Genealogy Conference was held online in 2022 and attracted over 300 participants.

Speakers and Presentations

Jim Bartlett

Segmentology - How to Triangulate Your Genome

Kelli Bergheimer

Kelli Jo Bergheimer

Starting a DNA Interest Group

Blaine Bettinger

Blaine Bettinger

1) AncestryDNA's TIMBER and ThruLines; 2) Your DNA and the Role of Company Databases in Investigative Genetic Genealogy; 3) The Uses and Limitations of X-DNA Matching

Katherine Borges

Katherine Borges

Epigenetics for the Genetic Genealogist

Kevin Borland

Kevin Borland

1) Reconstructing a Great-Great Grandparent with Borland Genetics; 2) DNA is Digital: Understanding Blocks and Segments

Shannon Christmas

Shannon Christmas

Making The Most of DNA: Solve Genealogy Puzzles Across The Genome

Janine Cloud

Janine Cloud

Big Y Case Studies

Kitty Cooper

Kitty Cooper

1) Unknown Parentage Searches; 2) Tools for DNA Cousin Matching; 3) Advanced Tools at GEDmatch: Using Segment Data

Roberta Estes

Roberta Estes

Keynote : DNA – Past, Present and Future

Alec Ferretti

Alec Ferretti

1) DNA Clustering: Automating Shared Matching; 2) Segment by Segment: Analyzing Endogamous DNA

Dr. Raquel Fleskes

Dr. Raquel Fleskes

Ancient DNA & Genealogy: Where Two Worlds Collide

Gale French

Gale French

Y-DNA Basics for Genealogy & Parentage

LaBrenda Garrett Nelson

LaBrenda Garrett Nelson

Using DNA to Support the Identification of an Enslaved Ancestral Couple

Mags Gaulden

Mags Gaulden

Using mtDNA In Your Family History Research

Daniel Horowitz

Daniel Horowitz

1) DNA and Family History Research at MyHeritage; 2) Advanced DNA Features on MyHeritage

Michael Lacopo

Michael Lacopo

The Genealogical Proof Standard and DNA

Dana Leeds

Dana Leeds

1) The Leeds Method of Quickly Organizing Your DNA Matches; 2) Understanding Cousin Terminology and the Shared cM Project

Dr. Paul Maier

Dr. Paul Maier

Unraveling Your Population History with myOrigins 3.0

Jonny Perl

Jonny Perl

DNA Painter: Practical Applications

Diahan Southard

Diahan Southard

1) Keynote - Rewriting History with DNA: How DNA testing affects our Identity; 2) Your DNA Match List: Overcome the Overwhelm by Organizing Them; 3) Smart Alternatives to Using Third Party Tools

Karen Stanbary

Karen Stanbary

1) DNA: A Power Tool in the Genealogist's Tool Box; 2) Clinical Tips to Manage Conversations about Unexpected DNA Results

Dr. Miguel Vilar

Dr. Miguel Vilar

How Genetic Genealogy Tools Can Help Reveal Insights in to Population History

Rob Warthen

Using DNAGedcom to understand more about your DNA Matches

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