Graham Holton - Family Tree Live speaker profile

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25 February 2019
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Discover your Scottish ancestry & Y-DNA know-how

Discover your Scottish ancestry & Y-DNA know-how

 

Graham Holton will be speaking on ‘Not in ScotlandsPeople so where could they be?’ and ‘An introduction to Y-DNA, SNPS and SNP testing’ at Family Tree Live

 

Introducing Graham Holton’s Friday talk, ‘Not in ScotlandsPeople so where could they be?’:

Nowadays the temptation may be to look online, and if we can’t find it there, assume that that’s the end of the road of our family history discoveries. Nothing could be further from the truth.

In his talk Graham Holton will look at other sources of birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records not found on ScotlandsPeople.

ScotlandsPeople is the principal source of genealogical records for Scotland, but what should you do if you cannot find the information you are looking for there? This talk will look at a number of sources which do not appear on ScotlandsPeople, including other church records, records of burials, monumental inscriptions and newspapers.

 

This talk is for you if you want to grow your Scottish family history research know-how.

Suitable for those wishing to trace their Scottish ancestry and smash through their Scottish brick walls.

 

Introducing Graham Holton’s Saturday talk, ‘An introduction to Y-DNA, SNPS and SNP testing’:

Graham Holton’s presentation will emphasise the importance of Y-DNA SNP testing as an essential follow up to STR testing. Following a look at the limitations of STR testing, the presentation will consider the various types of SNP tests available, how to decide on what testing to do, including the importance of DNA projects in this process, and the dating of new SNPs. These points will be illustrated by examples and there will also be some thoughts on the future place of SNP testing in Y-DNA research.

 

This talk is for you if you want to learn more about your fatherline and explore how Y-DNA testing can help you do this.

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Suitable for those wishing to learn about and enhance their knowledge of Y-DNA testing.

 

Come along to Family Tree Live find out more…

Graham Holton will be speaking about

Not in ScotlandsPeople so where could they be?’ at 13.35 on Friday 26 April 2019

An introduction to Y-DNA, SNPS and SNP testing’ at 12 noon on Saturday 27 April 2019

 

Mini bio:

Graham Holton began teaching family history as a tutor of evening classes at the University of Strathclyde and has been a tutor on the university’s postgraduate programme in Genealogical Studies since it commenced in 2007. He is the author of Discover your Scottish Ancestry (2nd ed. 2009) and is currently editing a new book on genetic genealogy to be published by Pen & Sword. Having led the Battle of Bannockburn Family History Project, with a focus on tracing early descents using documentary and genetic evidence, the similar Declaration of Arbroath Family History Project has now commenced, with results due in 2020.

 

How to catch the Family Tree Live talks

The talks are included in your all-inclusive Family Tree Live ticket price. To find out more about this brand new family history event at Alexandra Palace, click here!

 

Plan your day out

To download the programme of talks just click here!

Go to www.family-tree.co.uk click Family Tree Live, then Lectures & Workshops