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Genetic Genealogy

May

31
Thursday
10:00AM - 11:00AM

When Your Tree Is a Banyan: Untangling Endogamy in Your Family History

Presenter: Leah Larkin, PhD


Endogamy is the practice of marrying within a defined group. After many generations, group members are related multiple times, and the connections often pre-date documentation. Endogamy complicates genetic genealogy. This talk will address tools and techniques for detecting endogamy and for separating signal from noise in your autosomal matches.

Level:
Beginner. Just starting to do family history., Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records., Advanced. Very experienced, including early US and foreign records.
Topic:
DNA: all levels, Software/Apps: Mac-specific, Software/Apps: PC-specific
Focus:
Not specific as to geography or ethnicity, Other