Tag Archives: FTDNA Conference 2009

The Ewing Surname Y-DNA Project

At the recent Family Tree DNA 5th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy for Project Administrators, David Ewing, MD, Chancellor of Clain Ewing in America and Administrator of the Ewing Surname Y-DNA Project discussed the Ewing Surname Y-DNA Project and provided ideas that other Project Administrators can incorporate into their own projects. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 1 Comment

Terry Barton and WordFamilies.net

On Saturday, March 14, 2009, Terry Barton delivered a presentation about WorldFamilies.net to members of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) who were present for the Family Tree DNA 5th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy for Project Administrators. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 1 Comment

Roberta Estes – Where Have all the Indians Gone?

On Saturday, March 14, 2009, Roberta Estes delivered a presentation entitled “Where Have All the Indians Gone” to members of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) who were present for the Family Tree DNA 5th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy for Project Administrators. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 5 Comments

Updates on Family Tree DNA

At the recent Family Tree DNA 5th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy for Project Administrators, Bennett Greenspan and the staff from Family Tree DNA discussed new developments at Family Tree DNA. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Comments Off

Spencer Wells and the Genographic Project

On Saturday, March 14, 2009, Spencer Wells, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and the scientific director of the Genographic Project, addressed the Family Tree DNA 5th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy for Project Administrators. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments Off

Advances in IT at FTDNA

At the recent Family Tree DNA 5th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy for Project Administrators, Mark Williams and Adrian Williams of the Information Technology (IT) team at Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) discussed a new application for Project Administrators at FTDNA. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments Off

Null Alleles and a Walk Through the Y

At last weekend’s Family Tree DNA 5th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy for Project Administrators, Thomas Krahn, Techinical Laboratory Manager of Family Tree DNA’s Fenomics Research Center in Houston, discussed Null Alleles and also presented an update on the “Walk Through the Y” project. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments Off

Updates to the Y Chromosome Tree

At last weekend’s Family Tree DNA 5th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy for Project Administrators, Michael Hammer, PhD presented an update on the Y chromosome tree. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments Off

The Current State of Y STR Nomenclature 2009

At the recent Family Tree DNA 5th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy for Project Administrators, Matthew Kaplan, Associate Staff Scientist in the Division of Biotechnology, and Taylor Edwards, Senior Research Specialist in the Genomic Analysis and Technology Core, both at the University of Arizona, presented a lecture entitled “What;s in a Name…the Current State of Y STR Nomenclature 2009″. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments Off

Advances in mtDNA Testing

Doron Behar, postdoctoral fellow in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and William Hurst, administrator of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) Haplogroup K Project, discussed the use of mtDNA testing for genealogy and anthropology. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments Off