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Genetic Genealogy


10:00AM - 11:00AM

When Your Tree Is a Banyan: Untangling Endogamy in Your Family History

Presenter: Leah Larkin, PhD

Endogamy is the practice of marrying within a defined group. After many generations, group members are related multiple times, and the connections often pre-date documentation. Endogamy complicates genetic genealogy. This talk will address tools and techniques for detecting endogamy and for separating signal from noise in your autosomal matches.

Beginner. Just starting to do family history., Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records., Advanced. Very experienced, including early US and foreign records.
DNA: all levels, Software/Apps: Mac-specific, Software/Apps: PC-specific
Not specific as to geography or ethnicity, Other