Looking Back on ECGGC 2023

Presented by the East Coast Genetic Genealogy Conference committee and mitoYDNA.org, this 2nd annual event, took place October 6-8, 2023 at the Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum, MD and was streamed to online participants using the Whova platform. Our audience grew from 300+ to over 400!

Speakers and Presentations

Jim Bartlett

1) Segmentology; 2) Triangulating your Genome

Kelli Bergheimer

Kelli Jo Bergheimer

1) What Can You Learn From a DNA Sibling Study?; 2) The ATGCs of DNA Analysis: Assumptions, Thinking Analytically, Guesses, and Conclusions

Blaine Bettinger

Blaine Bettinger

1) Keynote: Future of Genetic Genealogy; 2) Deep Dive into Relationship Estimates; 3) Pile-Ups, Sticky Segments, and Segment Size, Oh My!

Katherine Borges

Katherine Borges

Epigenetics for the Genetic Genealogist

Kevin Borland

Kevin Borland

1) Demystifying the X Chromosome; 2) Reconstructing Rezin Price

Greg Clarke

Greg Clarke

Math & Genetic Genealogy

Janine Cloud

Janine Cloud

Discovering and Connecting to Paternal Lineages with Big Y

Nicole Dyer

Nicole Dyer

DNA and Genealogy Research: How to Confirm an Ancestral Line

Diana Elder

Diana Elder

Pedigree Triangulation: A Key Methodology for Genetic Genealogy

Roberta Estes

Roberta Estes

1) Insertions, Deletions and Heteroplasmy Oh, mitochondrial DNA!; 2) Wringing Every Drop Out of Mitochondrial DNA

Mags Gaulden

Mags Gaulden

1) Jumping The Pond, YDNA and Finding My Home in Ireland; 2) DNA Group Projects and ALL the Trimmings

Nathan Dylan Goodwin

Nathan Dylan Goodwin

Finding Henry: The Search for the Father of an Illegitimate Wartime Child

Dana Leeds

Dana Leeds

1) Keynote: One Man, Multiple Names: A DNA-Based Case Study; 2) A Strong Foundation in Genetic Genealogy

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard

1) A Guide To Conventional Chromosome Mapping; 2) A Guide to Inferred Chromosome Mapping (Advanced)

Adina Newman

Adina Newman

Navigating Your Jewish DNA Results & Endogamy

Michelle Patient

Michelle Patient

Celebrating Cousins

Jonny Perl

Jonny Perl

Q&A Panelist

Judy Russell

Judy Russell

1) A Matter of Standards: DNA and the Genealogical Proof Standard; 2) After the Courthouse Burns: Rekindling Family History through DNA

Diahan Southard

Diahan Southard

1) I Have a DNA Network, Now What?; 2) Building DNA-Friendly Family Trees (For Your Matches, Too!); 3) Overcoming DNA Obstacles Like Endogamy, Multiple Relationships and Small Match Lists

Jerome Spears

Jerome Spears

Uncovering Amazing Family History Using DNA

Dr. Miguel Vilar

Dr. Miguel Vilar

1) How to Place Ancient DNA in the YDNA and mtDNA Trees; 2) Using Multi-Marker DNA Analyses to Recover Lost Parts of History

Dr. Penny Walters

Dr. Penny Walters

Mixing DNA Results With a Paper Trail

Rob Warthen

1) Finding Birth Family; 2) Visualizing Relationships across DNA

Jennifer Wiebe

Jennifer Wiebe

Genetic Genealogy Education and Certification

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