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Genetic genealogy conferences and courses

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The genetic genealogy community organizes several conferences and educational courses to allow DNA testers to share their ideas and expand their skill sets.

Upcoming Conferences and Courses in North America

Event name Date(s) Location Instructors Cost Presenter deadline Registration deadline Brief description URL/Contact
GRIP Courses 2018/06/24-29 Pittsburgh, PA, USA various instructors n.a. opens in Feb/Mar 2018 8 different courses http://www.gripitt.org/2018-courses/
GRIP Courses 2018/07/22-27 Pittsburgh, PA, USA various instructors n.a. opens in Feb/Mar 2018 8 different courses http://www.gripitt.org/2018-courses/
GRIP Courses 2018/07/29–08/03 Amherst, NY, USA various instructors n.a. opens in Feb/Mar 2018 7 different courses http://www.gripitt.org/2018-courses/
DNA Day @ NERGC 2017/04/26 Springfield, MA, USA Jim Brewster, Blaine Bettinger, Janine Cloud, Diahan Southard $50 Early Bird Feb 28th http://www.nergc.org/dna-day/
After the Test: Exploring Your AncestryDNA Results Workshop 2017/04/26–27 Springfield, MA, USA Jennifer Zinck $25 Early Bird Feb 28th; Thursday session sold out Hands-on workshop for AncestryDNA results and third-party tools http://www.nergc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Program-Brochure-12-14.pdf
National Genealogical Society conference (NGS) 2017/05/10–13 Raleigh, NC, USA Various More than 20 DNA sessions and workshops http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/
Genetic Genealogy 2017: Diving into DNA @ Jamboree 2017/06/08 Burbank, CA, USA http://www.genealogyjamboree.com/2017/speakers-dna.html $125+ (Tiered pricing) Using DNA for genealogical research at all levels of experience. http://www.genealogyjamboree.com/2017/about.html
Practical Genetic Genealogy @ GRIP 2017/07/16-21 Pittsburgh, PA, USA Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.; Patti Hobbs, CG; Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, Karen Stanbary, CG; CeCe Moore (registration opens March 8) http://www.gripitt.org/courses/practical-genetic-genealogy/
Advanced Genetic Genealogy @ GRIP 2017/07/16-21 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania CeCe Moore; Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., Brianne Kirkpatrick, MS, LGC, and Karen Stanbary, CG (registration opens March 8) http://www.gripitt.org/courses/advanced-genetic-genealogy/
IGHR Course 11 - Genetics for Genealogists: Beginning DNA 2017/07/23-28 Athens, GA, USA Debbie Parker Wayne, CG; Patricia Lee Hobbs, CG; Karen Stanbary, CG $585 early bird / $625 regular SOLD OUT Using Y-DNA, mtDNA, X-DNA, and atDNA as evidence in a genealogical study. http://ighr.gagensociety.org/ighr-2017/courses/genetics-for-genealogists-beginning-dna
Federation of Genealogical Societies conference (FGS) 2017/08/30–09/02 Pittsburgh, PA, USA June 1, 2016 http://www.fgs.org/cpage.php?pt=43
Montana State Genealogy Conference 2017/09/21-23 Billings, MT, USA CeCe Moore; Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG TBD TBD TBD http://montanamsgs.org/index.html
Day with CeCe Moore at the Allen County Library 2017/10/07 Fort Wayne, IN, USA CeCe Moore $40/$70 walk-ins welcome if space available four DNA lectures http://www.inwvgs.org/resources/Pictures/DNA%20Presentation%20REGISTRATION%20%20FORM.pdf
13th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy 2017/11/10–12 Houston, TX, USA TBA not yet open For FTDNA Group Administrators. Limit 1 guest per administrator
Institute for Genetic Genealogy (I4GG) (not yet scheduled for 2017)
SLIG Course 13: A Practical Approach: Establishing Genealogical Proof with DNA 2018/01/01 Salt Lake City, UT, USA Karen Stanbary, MA, LCSW, CG; Melissa Johnson, CG; Michael Lacopo, DVM; Paul Woodbury, BS Opens 08 July 2017 Learn to incorporate DNA test results into relationship proofs. http://ugagenealogy.org/aem.php?lv=p&epg=144
RootsTech 2018/02/28–03/03 Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference (FGS) 2018/08/22–25, 2018 Fort Wayne, IN, USA http://www.fgs.org/cpage.php?pt=43
Autosomal DNA Seminar 2017/04/01 Eugene, OR, USA Patti Hobbs, CG n.a. n.a. focus on using and analyzing atDNA, with one session on traditional research. http://oregongs.org/cpage.php?pt=27

Upcoming Conferences and Courses in Europe

Event name Date(s) Location Instructors Cost Presenter deadline Registration deadline Brief description URL/Contact
Swedish genealogial conference 26-27 August 2017 http://sfd2017.se/
Genetic Genealogy Ireland 20 to 22 October 2017 RDS, Dublin, Ireland Various lectures from national and international speakers and academics €10 per day DNA lectures organised by ISOGG and by invitation n/a The largest genealogy event in Ireland http://ggi2013.blogspot.co.uk and http://backtoourpast.ie See also the Wiki page on Genetic Genealogy Ireland and Back To Our Past
Back to Our Past Belfast 16 and 17 February 2018 Titanic, Belfast, Northern Ireland Will include a stream of DNA lectures €10 per day DNA lectures organised by ISOGG and by invitation n/a The largest genealogy event in Northern Ireland http://backtoourpast.ie

Past Conferences and Courses with Recordings Available

Event name Date(s) Location Instructors Cost Brief description URL/Contact
Institute for Genetic Genealogy 2016 (I4GG) 2016/10/22–23 San Diego, CA, USA CeCe Moore, Blaine Bettinger, and others $99 for 10 videos or $10 per video 19 videos available on various topics https://thednadetectives.com/shop
Genetic Genealogy Ireland 2013-2016 Dublin, Ireland Lectures presented by a range of national and international speakers and academics Free online A large selection of videos covering a wide range of topics https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHnW2NAfPIA2KUipZ_PlUlw
Who Do You Think You Are? Live DNA Lectures 2014-2017 Birmingham, England, and London, England Lectures presented by a range of national and international speakers and academics Free online A large selection of videos covering a wide range of topics https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7HQSiSkiy7ujlkgQER1FYw

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