March Seminar

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Early Bird registration is $10 for members and $25 for non-members. Register for $35 and receive a memebership to SAGHS. Early bird registration is extended to midnight, Sunday, March 19.
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DNA Sessions:
  • Using Ethnicity Estimates and Locality Research to Shed Light on a DNA Project – When working through a DNA research project, biogeographical estimates can inform locality research, providing clues for ancestor origins as well as new places to explore.
  • Solving a Family Mystery with DNA – Learn how combining traditional research with DNA evidence revealed an unknown grandfather in this compelling case study. Follow the project from the beginning steps of creating an objective to writing the conclusions. Discover the importance of a research log and careful tracking of sources. Finally, see how Y-DNA and autosomal DNA used in tandem with the documentary sources solved this family’s mystery.
  • Pedigree Triangulation: A Key Methodology for Genetic Genealogy – Learn the power of pedigree triangulation in analyzing DNA matches and building your genetic family tree. Discover how to use company tools such as Ancestry’s Thrulines and MyHeritage’s Theory of Family Relativity to boost your efficiency and accelerate your discovery of common ancestors. We’ll discuss the basic steps of analyzing the amount of shared DNA, then building incomplete trees, and comparing surnames and locations.
  • Who’s Her Daddy? Testing an Ancestry DNA Thruline Hypothesis for a Female Ancestor – When no record names a father, discover how documentary records, a migration study, and DNA evidence can confirm a hypothesis in this pre-1850 case study.
All sessions will be available online for viewing and reviewing through April 24!

About Diana Elder: 
Hi, I’m Diana. I’m an Accredited GenealogistⓇ professional, author, and speaker. I have eighteen years of research experience and hold a credential for genealogy research through the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen). My area of expertise is the United States Gulf South Region which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.
I graduated from Brigham Young University Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. A lifelong learner and educator I combine my passion for teaching and genealogy in numerous ways. I wrote the bestselling book, Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide to help genealogists of all experience. Knowing that we learn best by doing, I created the “Research Like a Pro” study group and e-Course to help researchers put the RLP process into practice.