Monday, January 15, 2018
The Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D.,J.D. Day Was Filled With Information.
It was with delight I was able to attend his second conference in about month here in San Diego.
Having heard from a distant cousin that this person was potentially related to me and what line, I
most anxious to learn more about him.
Saturday he was able to add to the information he had shared in December.
The topics were: "Introduction to DNA", "Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century
Mysteries", "Using Third - Party Tools to Analyze your Autosomal DNA", and "Phasing and Mapping Your DNA."
It was like reading a murder mystery resolving the diagrams and graphs to understand many things we have not heard much about before.
Being familiar with Ydna and Mtdna I could grasp it very well in principal. Now Autosomal DNA is so much more exciting and learned it made sense immediately, sort of a crazy feeling.
Having felt like it was an Algebra problem. You are just looking for the missing piece.
The Third-Party Tools were exciting to learn about.
www.gedmatch.com was one which I am trying to grasp.
One-to-Many Matches Tool very fascinating instrument to master.
There was so much to absorb and conquer.
His web page is: www.TheGeneticGenealogist.com all underscored.
His email was shared also.
If given permission I will write more of what we learned.
There was a nice group from Chula Vista Genealogical Society in attendance.
Bethel Williams, Heather Goebel, Diane Gordinez, Randy Seaver, J Paul Hawthorne,
Shirley Becker, Sharon and Ken Robison, and I.
Looking forward to seeing him in Grand Rapids, MI with my daughter in law.
Unable to make the program in Washington, PA.
He has some awesome charts and many he gave people permission to copy.