This Event is open to both GCFHS members and the general public, bookings are essential as numbers will be limited. Registration is now open.
DNA with Helen Smith
Developing a DNA Research Plan
& Organising Results
Having a plan and being organised is necessary in any genealogical research and DNA testing is no exception. Determining the question, the DNA test most appropriate for the problem, analysing the results are all necessary steps for any DNA research whether looking for unknown parentage or to determine where an unknown match may fit into your family.
GedMatch - Genesis
GEDmatch is a powerful third party tool that can be used in addition (not instead of) the tools already available at your DNA testing company site for analysing autosomal DNA results. It accepts DNA result uploads from many different companies so is a chance to compare cousin results across companies.
Helen V. Smith is the author of Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms and has written for a number of publications including 'Inside History', 'Australian Family Tree Connections', Forgotten Times, other family history journals as well as scientific publications. She is the author of a number of blogs which can be accessed via www.helenvsmithresearch.blogspot.com.au and you can follow her on Twitter @HVSresearch.
Helen has spoken to a wide variety of audiences nationally and internationally including Genealogical Society of Queensland Day Conferences, Library Technician Conference, Unlock the Past Cruises, Unlock the Past Expos and Roadshow and numerous family history society meetings. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild.
Professionally, she is a Molecular Epidemiologist specialising in Public Health Microbiology and has a strong interest in infectious diseases and Public Health through the ages. She has a Graduate Diploma in Public Health, BachelorApplied Science: Medical Laboratory Science and Associate Diploma in Clinical Laboratory Techniques.
Gold Coast Family History Society is organising a series of talks by well renowned experts to help you with your research in 2019.