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The Michigan Genealogical Council & The Archives of Michigan are pleased to present:
A Day with Blaine Bettinger Saturday, November 12, 2016
9 a.m. — 4 p.m.
9:15 – 10:45
Using Y-DNA and mtDNA to Explore Your Ancestry -- Blaine Bettinger
Y-DNA and mtDNA testing are the workhorses of genetic genealogy, and have helped genealogists break through thousands of stubborn brick walls. Learn about the unique inheritance of Y-DNA and mtDNA in your family, how these tests can be used to explore your ancient ancestry, and how the results can identify your relatives both close and distant.
11:00 – 12:15
Using Autosomal DNA to Explore Your Ancestry -- Blaine Bettinger
For years, genealogists have focused on Y-DNA and mtDNA, unable to access the wealth of information in the remainder of their DNA. At long last, new autosomal DNA tests reveal this hidden information. Genealogists can use autosomal DNA for ethnicity estimates, finding long-lost cousins, and examining specific genealogical problems.
Naturalization Records Online!: The Archives of Michigan & FamilySearch -- Kris Rzepczynski
The Archives of Michigan and FamilySearch are partnering to digitize hundreds of thousands of Michigan naturalization records. The index will be completed by the genealogical community and ultimately made available at both FamilySearch and Seeking Michigan, while the images themselves will be available exclusively at www.seekingmichigan.org. Come hear about the current status and future plans of the project!
Military Record Research -- Katherine R Willson
How can you determine which major conflict your ancestor might have served in? Which records may have been generated during that time, and where are they held? We’ll learn about the various places we might look to determine whether an ancestor served in the military and what we might expect to find in his or her military records.
Enjoy your lunch (either ordered from Grand Traverse Pie Co. or one you brought from home) in the cafeteria and get to know other attendees.
1:00 – 2:15
Using Third-Party Tools to Analyze Your Autosomal DNA -- Blaine Bettinger
Although DNA testing companies provide their own analysis of test results, there are third-party tools that allow test-takers to learn even more about their genomic heritage, including admixture calculators and the identification of genetic cousins. Together we’ll explore some of these tools and learn how to separate the wheat from the chaff.
2:30 – 3:45
DNA and the Genealogical Proof Standard -- Blaine Bettinger
The GPS is a standard used by genealogists to develop and test a hypothesis by identifying and integrating multiple sources of information, particularly when there is no direct evidence or when there are conflicts in the information. Increasingly, DNA test results have become an essential component of many reasonably exhaustive searches. We’ll look at the use of DNA in the GPS, as well as how genealogists have used DNA in recent publications.
Newspapers at the Library of Michigan -- Janice Murphy
Explore the newspaper resources available at the Library of Michigan, holder of the largest collection of Michigan newspapers, with resources available for every county in Michigan. If time permits a brief overview of city directories and plat maps will be included.
Timelines: Back to the Future of Your Research -- Daniel Earl
Often times researchers fall into the ‘gathering information’ phase of genealogical investigation compiling dozens of census records, vital records, and other documents about their ancestors without pausing to examine what all of those documents mean. This lecture provides a beginner and intermediate researchers with a method for placing documents into a historical context and to help create the story of their family. This course will help participants learn how to use new web-based technology to create and use timelines to help them take the next step in their research.
The Archives of Michigan and Library of Michigan are open Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday parking is free at the Michigan Library and Historical Center.
Complimentary coffee and tea will be available during registration.
The following registration options are available
Early Bird registration $45.00 until midnight November 6.
After November 6, registration is $55.
An optional box lunch is available (Grand Traverse Pie Co.) for an additional $11.
Each registrant will receive a syllabus on a thumb drive.
An optional paper syllabus is available for $5.
All lunch orders must be received by November 6.