Friday, 19 September 2014

BIFHSGO's 20th Conference Has Begun

I was up bright and early this morning to attend a pre-conference session of the 20th BIFHSGO Conference. The conference begins this evening and runs through Sunday afternoon at Library and Archives Canada in downtown Ottawa. This year, rather than focussing on a particular country, there is "Something for Everyone!"

Having recently dipped a toe into DNA testing, I am particularly interested in the many sessions on genetic genealogy. This morning's presentation by Debbie Kennett was the perfect place to start, "I've Got My DNA Results But What Do I Do Next?" I have already learned a great deal about how to interpret our results, particularly how to narrow down large pools of matches.

I will have trouble deciding where to go in some time slots. Do I learn about English gazetteers or surname DNA projects? If you're here, you'll have trouble deciding too. There really is something for everyone. Look for me at the front of ther room, with my new wheels.