Midwest DNA – An Online DNA Genealogy Adventure – June 9, 2018

The digital downloads for MidwestDNA held June 9, 2018 are now available - great DNA genealogy webinars by Blaine Bettinger, Mary Eberle and Jane Haldeman.

Don’t Miss Midwest DNA on Saturday, June 9, 2018 featuring Blaine Bettinger, Mary Eberle and Jane Haldeman

If you are ready, click HERE to register for Midwest DNA and get the early bird price of just $79.99 USD (that’s a $50 USD savings off the regular price of $129.99 USD) – no promo code needed!

Midwest DNA – An Online DNA Genealogy Adventure

Have you been struggling to attend useful DNA education in person at events such as RootsTech, National Genealogical Society Family History Conference, or SCGS Jamboree and you just can’t make it work for you? Perhaps you learn more effectively in an online environment where you can ask questions, collaborate with other attendees, PLUS have access to recordings and handouts afterwards?

I get it. There are times when I want to attend some outstanding DNA and genealogy events, but I have schedule conflicts or I am not able to make the trip to the event. So what if you could commit an entire day to DNA education and attend an online DNA conference complete with lectures, Q&A sessions, and even door prizes?  I’ve put together a special online event called Midwest DNA on Saturday, June 9th, 2018, with the help of Mary Eberle of DNA Hunters LLC and some of the key players in the genetic genealogy education field.

Join leading DNA educators Blaine Bettinger, Mary Eberle and Jane Haldeman for a special one-day online DNA adventure – Midwest DNA – on Saturday, June 9th, 2018. Get the details – and a huge savings of almost 40% - at Hack Genealogy.

I’ll be your host and moderator while leading DNA educators Blaine Bettinger, Mary Eberle and Jane Haldeman unravel the mysteries of DNA testing and how to use DNA results for your genealogy research. Our journey will cover a wide variety of topics, from solving 18th and 19th century genealogical mysteries, to whether DNA results can help manage your health, to how Y-DNA test projects can help your genealogical research. This is an introductory educational event aimed at those who want to effectively put their DNA test results to work!

You’ll receive 5 hours of educational content delivered by leading DNA genealogy speakers for the low price of $129.99 USD! You’ll also receive access to the recorded versions of each webinar and the handouts! Register by Monday, May 28, 2018 and receive $50 off the registration price for a low $79.99 USD! Click HERE to register – and don’t delay! This event will sell out quickly!

IMPORTANT: Space is very limited for this special event and we ask that if you cannot attend the live event, please don’t register for the live event . . . we will be offering the digital download versions (one for each lecture and a special five-lecture bundle) at a special discount price starting Monday, June 11th!

Lectures

  • Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries
    Presented by Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
    Even though our 18th and 19th century ancestors have been dead for decades, their DNA still survives in their descendants. Learn how to use autosomal DNA to attack and potentially solve genealogical mysteries and brick walls for ancestors who were born or lived in the 1800’s, 1700’s, and beyond. Together we’ll also examine some of the ways that leaders in the field have attacked or solved their 18th and 19th century mysteries using autosomal DNA.
  • Begging for Spit: Encouraging Others to Test
    Presented by Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
    One of the biggest challenges facing genealogists is asking family members and non-genealogists to undergo DNA testing. Together we’ll examine novel and interactive ways to encourage participation by making these individuals stakeholders in DNA testing.
  • DNA & Health: What Can You Really Discover?
    Presented by Mary Eberle, J.D.
    Health information available through DNA testing has changed dramatically. Current options include DNA testing companies and third-party websites. But what can you really discover? Understanding the basics of how DNA influences diseases is crucial. It provides a better understanding of how informative DNA testing can be. We’ll explore available tests, third-party websites, and genetic impacts on diseases.
  • Painting Your Chromosomes with Your Ancestors
    Presented by Mary Eberle, J.D.
    This talk will cover a new DNA tool for painting your chromosomes: DNA Painter. The tool lets you input the DNA segments and ancestors shared with your matches. This information is displayed on your chromosomes in a colorful picture that shows which pieces of DNA you inherited from your specific ancestors. Sharing the picture with new DNA matches helps pinpoint your common ancestors.
  • Y-DNA Projects
    Presented by Jane Haldeman
    Y-DNA projects focus on specific research goals. They include research on surnames, Y-DNA haplogroups, locations, and communities. Run by volunteers, projects create opportunities for people to collaborate on their common genetic heritage. Membership is free. Learn how a Y-DNA project can help you with your research goals.

Midwest DNA Digital Downloads Available Starting June 11th

Since seating is very limited and I expect this event to sell out quickly, I ask that if you cannot attend the live event, please wait and purchase the digital downloads starting Monday, June 11th. There will be special discounts for purchasing digital downloads, both individually and as a bundle, as long as you make your purchase on or before June 30th, 2018.

Schedule

Saturday June 9, 2018
Duration: 8 hours (with breaks)

  • 9:00 am CDT
    Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries
    Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

10:00 am – 10:30 am CDT – Break

  • 10:30 am CDT
    Begging for Spit: Encouraging Others to Test
    Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

11:30 am – 1:00 pm CDT – Break

  • 1:00 pm CDT
    DNA & Health: What Can You Really Discover?
    Mary Eberle, J.D.

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm CDT – Break

  • 2:30 pm CDT
    Painting Your Chromosomes with Your Ancestors
    Mary Eberle, J.D.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm CDT – Break

  • 4:00 pm CDT
    Y-DNA Projects
    Jane Haldeman

Presenter Bios

Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D. – Speaker

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is a professional genealogist specializing in DNA evidence. In 2007 he started The Genetic Genealogist (www.thegeneticgenealogist.com), one of the earliest blogs on the topic. Blaine is the author of The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, and co-author with Debbie Parker Wayne of the award-winning Genetic Genealogy in Practice, the world’s first genetic genealogy workbook. He also co-authored “Genetics for Genealogy” with Judy Russell in 2018’s Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards (ProGen PPS) (Elizabeth Shown Mills, Author and Editor).

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is a professional genealogist specializing in DNA evidence. In 2007 he started The Genetic Genealogist (www.thegeneticgenealogist.com), one of the earliest blogs on the topic. Blaine is the author of The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, and co-author with Debbie Parker Wayne of the award-winning Genetic Genealogy in Practice, the world’s first genetic genealogy workbook. He also co-authored “Genetics for Genealogy” with Judy Russell in 2018’s Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards (ProGen PPS) (Elizabeth Shown Mills, Author and Editor).

Blaine is or has been an instructor for genetic genealogy courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), and Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research. Blaine is a graduate of ProGen Study Group 21, a trustee for the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society’s Board of Trustees, and a board member for the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Mary Eberle, J.D. – Speaker

Mary Eberle is an experienced genetic genealogist, a DNA expert, and author.  She’s a former patent attorney with extensive DNA experience.  Mary began her work in the field of DNA research over 30 years ago.  She designed DNA tests to match transplant patients and donors. Three years ago, Mary founded DNA Hunters, LLC, which finds people’s biological parents and helps people understand their DNA test results.  Mary is a national speaker on genetic genealogy.

Mary Eberle is an experienced genetic genealogist, a DNA expert, and author.  She’s a former patent attorney with extensive DNA experience.  Mary began her work in the field of DNA research over 30 years ago.  She designed DNA tests to match transplant patients and donors.

Three years ago, Mary founded DNA Hunters, LLC, which finds people’s biological parents and helps people understand their DNA test results.  Mary is a national speaker on genetic genealogy.

Jane Haldeman – Speaker

Jane Haldeman is a professional speaker and owner of It’s Relative with more than 20 years of research experience. The Chicago area-based genealogist lectures on a wide range of topics both locally and at national conferences. She enjoys speaking about topics including family history technology and  genealogy research methodology. Jane has been very active with the genealogical community in Illinois. She was President, Illinois State Genealogical Society; President, Fox Valley Genealogical Society; and Registrar, Fort Payne Chapter NSDAR.

Jane Haldeman is a professional speaker and owner of It’s Relative with more than 20 years of research experience. The Chicago area-based genealogist lectures on a wide range of topics both locally and at national conferences. She enjoys speaking about topics including family history technology and  genealogy research methodology. Jane has been very active with the genealogical community in Illinois. She was President, Illinois State Genealogical Society; President, Fox Valley Genealogical Society; and Registrar, Fort Payne Chapter NSDAR.

Thomas MacEntee – Moderator

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, marketer, network builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started building his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. His latest endeavor is Abundant Genealogy, a site filled with free resources for genealogists and family historians of all skill levels.

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, marketer, network builder and more.

Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started building his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. His latest endeavor is Abundant Genealogy, a site filled with free resources for genealogists and family historians of all skill levels.

How To Register

Ready to join in this great educational event? Here are the details on the registration process:

NOTE: Due to recent problems with making payments via Paypal, please read carefully the updated instructions below to ensure payment. You are not registered until payment is made!

  • Click HERE to register. Once you register you will need to make payment via Paypal. You do not need a PayPal account to make payment.
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  • IMPORTANT: If you encounter any problems making payment, please email me at hackgenealogy@gmail.com. I can create a Paypal invoice and email it to you making it easier to pay.
  • Once payment is processed and received, you will receive a confirmation email. You will also receive “reminder” emails 1 day and 1 hour before the start of the Boot Camp. IMPORTANT: SAVE THIS EMAIL – it has a JOIN NOW button at the end of the email – it is your only access point to the live event!
  • Within 24 hours of the start of Boot Camp, you’ll receive the links to the handouts so you can review them before we start.
  • After the webinar, all registrants will have access to the recording for personal use. The recording will be hosted on Vimeo and a password will be required to access the video pages.

Questions? Email us at hackgenealogy@gmail.com.

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