Flesh & Blood - Genetics meets Genealogy

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“Flesh & Blood”

Genetics meets Genealogy

 2.30pm Tuesday 1st October, Davenport Hotel Dublin 2

Until recent years the genealogist or family historian was dependent on public records, church registers and other archival materials to find evidence of their ancestry.  However, such records are limited for many areas and social groups, particularly inIreland.  Genetic techniques can now prove the linkage between individuals and their ‘lost’ family connections and are becoming a powerful tool for genealogists and family history enthusiasts. They also have huge relevance for historians and archaeologists.  The meeting will review the technologies; the companies that are offering genetic genealogy services and their approaches, and also look at the wider issues and opportunities.




2.30     Registration Tea & Coffee

3.00    "Flesh & Blood - Genetics meets Genealogy"

  • Dr Jim Ryan Chair
    Welcome and Introduction to the Family History Business
  • Professor Daniel Bradley
    Niall of the Nine Hostages and other themes in Irish genetic history
  • Dr.  Maurice Gleeson
    The genetic genealogy business - current and future
  • Dr Tyrone Bowes 
    Pinpointing a precise ancestral origin using commercial ancestral DNA testing

4.30 Open Mike - A series of short presentations from BioConnect Ireland members

4.45 Q&A

5.00 Network Reception

6.00 Event concludes

Sponsored by: Enterprise Ireland and RFT Group