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HEADS UP! ROOTS TECH CONFERENCE BROADCAST SCHEDULE – VIEW IN Training Room 2
For those who are unable to attend this week's RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City, here is the "next best thing." The following portions of
the conference will be broadcast here at LAFHL.
THURSDAY FEB 2, 2012
7:30 am - 9:00 am - - INVENTING THE FUTURE, AS A COMMUNITY -KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY JAY L. VERKLER
10:00 am - 11:00pm - - DO I TRUST THE CLOUD? BY D. JOSHUA TAYLOR
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm - - EFFECTIVE DATA BASE SEARCH TACTICS BY KORY MEYERINK
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm -- TWITTER - IT'S NOT JUST "WHAT I HAD FOR BREAKFAST" ANYMORE BY THOMAS MACENTEE
FRIDAY FEB 3, 2012
7:30 am - 8:30 am - - EXABYTE SOCIAL CLOUDS AND OTHER MONSTROSITIES
(KEYNOTE ADDRESS) BY JOSH COATES
8:45 am - 9:45 am - - PUBLISH YOUR GENEALOGY ONLINE BY LAURA G PRESCOTT
10:00 am - 11:00 am - - OPTIMIZE YOUR SITE FOR SEARCH ENGINES BY ROBERT GARDNER
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm - - GENEALOGISTS "GO MOBILE" BY SANRA COWLEY
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - - GOOGLE'S TOOLBAR AND GENEALOGY BY DAVE BARNEY
SATURDAY FEB 4, 2012
7:30 am - 8:30 am - - MAKING THE MOST OF TECHNOLOGY TO FURTHER THE FAMILY HISTORY INDUSTRY
8:45 am - 9:45 am - - GENEALOGY PODCASTS AND BLOGS 101 BY LISA LOUISE COOKE
10:00 am - 11:00 am - - FUTURE OF FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE BY RON TANNER
12:45pm - 1:45 pm - - PRIVACY IN A COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT BY NOAH TATUK
DNA TESTING IN GENEALOGY
Watch for next class
We are aiming for a March 2012 return. Karen Chorney's first class, Tuesday, January 24th was great.
The objective of this talk is to introduce family historians to this topic and give them an understanding of the fundamentals of DNA and what the current DNA tests being offered to genealogists are all about. Part 1 of the talk is a review of the biological science about how physical traits (indcluding diseaes) are inherited. Topics includded in Part 1 are: a review of DNA and genes, mitosis vs meiosis in cell divion, Mendel and the laws of heredity, inheritable physical traits, inheritable diseases, and new discoveries such as epigenetics. Part 2 of the ltalk explores the types of DNA tests used by genealogists to answer questions about our ancestors and where you can have various types of tests performed. Armed with the basic understanding provided by this talk, the attendees will be able to determine whether such tests will forward their own research and how to selecet a testing company.
Karen retired from the aerospace industry in 1998 and began doing family history research that year, becoming a regular Tuesday visitor at the Los Angeles Family History Library. Her interest in DNA use in genealogical research began in 2001 with Bryan Sykes's publication of The Seven Daughters of Eve. The following year she had her mitochrondrial DNA analyzed by Sykes's Oxford Ancestors organization. Her interest in and study of this topic has continued over the past 10 years, and she has given talks on the subject to the TRW Genealogical Society, the Polish Genealogical Society and at the LA Family History Library in 2006. This talk is an update of her previous talks.
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