Monday, 4 March 2019

Announcing DNA Down Under with Blaine Bettinger

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Announcing DNA Down Under with Blaine Bettinger

Adelaide, South Australia, 5 March 2019 – Unlock the Past is delighted to announce DNA Down Under, a DNA themed roadshow to six Australian cities, culminating in a major 3-day conference in Sydney.

This is a world class conference and roadshow. Choose from 40 topics in three streams in Sydney over three days. The other five cities offer 10 topics each in two streams over a full day. There are topics at all levels, ranging from beginner to expert. Each city will have an exhibition of product and service suppliers, societies, DNA interest groups and organisations.

The presenters

Internationally renowned genealogist and DNA authority, Blaine Bettinger, heads a team of experts:

Blaine Bettinger (USA) – author of the best-selling The family tree guide to DNA testing and genetic genealogy and co-author of Genetic genealogy in practice
Fiona Brooker (New Zealand) – Professional genealogist – Memories in Time
Louise Coakley (QLD) – Professional genealogist – Genie1
Kerry Farmer (NSW) – Professional genealogist – Family History Research
Michelle Patient (New Zealand) – Professional genealogist – The Patient Genie
Helen Smith (QLD) – Professional genealogist – Dragon Genealogy

The locations:

Brisbane Wed 14 Aug (1 day)
Perth Sat 17 Aug (1 day)
Adelaide Tue 20 Aug (1 day)
Melbourne Fri 23 Aug (1 day)
Canberra Mon 26 Aug (1 day)
Sydney Thu-Sat 29-31 Aug (3 days)

About Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D. - -
Blaine is a professional genealogist specialising in DNA evidence. He is the author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist, and frequently gives presentations and webinars to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry.

About Unlock the Past -
The event and publishing division of Gould Genealogy & History (established 1976). It is a collaborative venture involving an international team of expert speakers, writers, organisations and commercial partners to promote history and genealogy through innovative major events, genealogy cruises and a new publishing brand.

Further information
Alan Phillips (Unlock the Past)
p: +61 8 8263 2055

(With thanks to Alan Phillips)


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