2019 Fall Conference
($65 member/$80 non-Member)


Fall Annual Meeting and Conference Registration

Saturday, September 14, 2019
Fireside Inn & Suites, Portland, ME


Saturday Keynote Speakers:
Karen Stanbary, CG: DNA Ethics and Surprising Results
Patricia Hobbs, CG:
Problem Solving with DNA: Case Studies

The Maine Genealogical Society, in partnership with the Maine Historical Society presents a two day DNA themed research weekend in Portland, Maine including:

  • Saturday Conference and Annual Meeting
  • Two Nationally Recognized Keynote Speakers
  • Friday 1/2 day workshop for intermediate DNA family researchers (limited spots available – additional fee)
  • Portland Public Library, Maine Historical Society & Maine Irish Heritage Center open to ALL Conference Attendees on Friday
  • Friday Shuttle between Hotel, Irish Heritage Center and Maine Historical Society
  • Friday night opening reception at Maine Historical Society (5-7pm)

Friday Workshop includes:

  • Patricia Hobbs-Working with GEDMatch (hands on, charged laptop needed)
  • Karen Stanbary-Introduction to Chromosome Mapping & DNA Painter (presentation)

Saturday sessions include:

  • A Roadmap to Solving Genealogical Problems with Autosomal DNA, Part 1 (Patricia Hobbs)
  • DNA Company Testing Tools (Karen Stanbury)
  • DNA in Native American Research – An Intermediate Discussion (Nancy Lecompte)
  • A Roadmap to Solving Genealogical Problems with Autosomal DNA, Part 2 (Patricia Hobbs)
  • Common Mistakes with DNA (Karen Stanbary)
  • Overlooked X Chromosome Matches (Helen Shaw)

Would you like to register for the Intermediate DNA Workshop on Friday, September 13? * 

40 seats available for this intermediate DNA workshop

Saturday Afternoon Session #1 Preference * 

Saturday Afternoon Session #2 Preference

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