Debbie Kennett – Family Tree Live speaker profile


25 January 2019
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Debbie Kennett will be speaking on ‘Ethnicity percentages demystified’ at Family Tree Live

Understand why your DNA ethnicity percentages can vary

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Debbie Kennett will be speaking on ‘Ethnicity percentages demystified’ at Family Tree Live


Introducing Debbie Kennett’s talk:


Ethnicity percentages demystified


The DNA testing companies will try to assign your ancestry to specific regions and countries from around the world. However, these findings and percentages can raise many more questions, such as:


• Why do you get different results from different companies?


• Why have you been assigned ancestry from Norway or Italy when you have no ancestors from these countries?


In her talk, Debbie will explain what the population percentages actually mean, and give you an understanding of the science behind the calculations to help you make sense of your DNA test.


This talk is for you if you are keen to get more from your DNA test results and gain a clearer understanding of what your ethnicity percentages actually mean.


Suitable for family historians of varying levels of experience, both those thinking of taking a test, and those who have already tested.


Come along to Family Tree Live find out more…


Debbie Kennett will be speaking at 3pm on Saturday 27 April 2019.


Mini bio:

Debbie Kennett is an internationally recognised expert on genetic genealogy. She is an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London. Debbie is the author of two books, DNA and Social Networking and The Surnames Handbook. She writes about DNA testing for all the UK family history magazines and writes the popular blog Cruwys News. She is an Education Ambassador for ISOGG (the International Society of Genetic Genealogy) and a major contributor to and co-founder of the ISOGG Wiki ( You can often find her sharing DNA news on Twitter @DebbieKennett 


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