CLEVELAND, NORTH YORKSHIRE & SOUTH DURHAM
FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY
UNLOCKING YOUR PAST
SPRING FAMILY HISTORY DAY
Saturday 21 April 2018
Holiday Inn, Scotch Corner
Richmond DL10 6NR North Yorkshire Junction A1M/A66
Cleveland, North Yorkshire & South Durham Family History Society invite beginners and experienced family historians to their 19th Family History Day. We will have specialists on hand to give assistance together with bookstands and displays.
Debbie Kennett is an internationally recognised speaker on DNA and surnames. She regularly gives talks throughout the UK and Ireland and has spoken at international conferences in Canada, the US and Portugal. She is an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London.
Autosomal DNA demystified
Millions of people have now had their DNA tested and DNA testing is becoming an increasingly useful tool as an aid to family history research. It can be used not just to verify the paper trail but can also help to break down brick walls and solve long-standing family history mysteries. An autosomal DNA test gives you matches with genetic cousins on all your family lines. In this talk we will look at some practical examples showing how the tests work and learn about some of the fascinating cases that have been solved through DNA detective work.
Y-DNA and mtDNA demystified
Y-chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) is passed on from father to son and therefore usually corresponds with the inheritance of surnames. This makes it an important tool for surname research. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is passed on through the all-female line. Men inherit mtDNA from their mothers but can’t pass it on. In this session we will explore how to get the best out of Y-DNA and mtDNA testing and how to use these tests in your genealogy research.
George Redmonds is a historian specialising in names, studies & local history he has lectured widely in Europe, North America, Australia & New Zealand. His most recent publication is a Dictionary of Yorkshire surnames.
Regional Surnames: In this talk George who has had a lifetime researching Yorkshire surnames & trying to put right all the things that are misconceptions or origins & meanings.
Peter Higginbotham has written many books & articles as well as contributing to Radio TV Programms such as “Who Do You Think You Are” & Heir Hunters.
Childrens Homes Peter will talk on the Institutions that became home for Britains Children & Young People.
9.30 Registration & Coffee
10.00 Welcome to 19th Family History Day
10.05 Debbie Kennett – “Y – DNA and mt DNA”
11.15 Comfort Break
11.30 George Redmonds – “Regional Surnames”
12.40 Lunch Break
1.40 Debbie Kennett – “Autosomal DNA”
2.50 Coffee Break
3.20 Peter Higginbotham – “Childrens Homes”
4.30 Close of day.
There is ample car parking close to the main reception entrance.
If you require accommodation please contact Holiday Inn Reception. Tel 01748 850900
Talks including lunch and refreshments £15:00 per person.
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