Unlocking Your Ancestral Story: The Power of Y-DNA
Calling all genealogy enthusiasts! Join us for an illuminating presentation by genealogy expert William P. Marlatt, as we delve into the world of Y-DNA testing and its incredible potential in understanding your genetic heritage.
- How can Y-DNA testing help you? Discover how Y-DNA can confirm your lineage, break down genealogical barriers, and reveal distant ancestors.
- Characteristics of Y-DNA: Explore the unique features of Y-DNA and how it sets the stage for tracing your paternal heritage.
- Markers (STRs) and variants (SNPs): Get acquainted with the genetic markers that hold the secrets of your ancestral past.
- Haplogroups and haplotrees: Learn how haplogroups and haplotrees provide insights into your deep ancestral origins and migration paths.
- DNA testing options: Uncover the various Y-DNA testing options available and choose the one that suits your genealogical needs.
- Y-DNA projects: Discover how Y-DNA projects can connect you with others who share your heritage and provide a supportive community for your research.
- Case studies: Explore real-life examples of how Y-DNA testing has unlocked family mysteries and expanded family trees.
About the Presenter:
William P. Marlatt is a seasoned genealogist with over 35 years of experience. As the founder and administrator of the Marlatt-Merlet DNA Project hosted by FamilyTreeDNA, he has a wealth of knowledge in using Y-DNA to prove lineages and solve genealogical puzzles.
Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced member of the genealogy research community, this presentation is designed for you. Anyone interested in learning about using Y-DNA in their genealogical research is welcome.
- Date and Time: January 5, 2024, 1:00 PM PST
- Location: Zoom Meeting
- This is a free event. Both Conejo Valley Genealogical Society members and non-members are encouraged to attend.
- Contact: To be added to the Zoom invite and for any questions about the meeting, contact Colleen Yinger, CVGS DNA SIG, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss this opportunity to harness the power of Y-DNA and embark on a fascinating journey into your ancestral roots. Whether you’re new to genetic genealogy or an experienced researcher, this presentation will provide valuable insights to enhance your family history exploration.