Laura House – Family Tree Live speaker profile


30 January 2019
Laura-House-84801.jpg Laura House is one of the expert speakers at Family Tree Live
Laura House will be speaking on ‘DNA for beginners – the three tests’ at Family Tree Live

DNA for Beginners: The Three Tests

Laura House will be speaking on ‘DNA for beginners – the three tests’ at Family Tree Live.

Introducing Laura House’s talk:

‘DNA for Beginners’ provides an overview of the three direct-to-consumer DNA tests currently available on the market: the autosomal DNA test, the Y-STR test, and the mitochondrial DNA test. The audience will become familiar with the most popular companies offering these tests, and the features and tools which each provides. The speaker will be using case studies from her own research to demonstrate the many exciting benefits (as well as the limitations) of applying DNA data to genealogical research. Listeners will be cautioned to expect the unexpected, and will be advised to embrace the truth in their DNA, however surprising that truth might be.


This talk is for you if you’d like to understand how a DNA test can help you family history research, and which test is for you.

Suitable for many levels of family history experience, beginner to intermediate.


Come along to Family Tree Live find out more…

Laura House will be speaking at 10am on Saturday 27 April 2019.


Mini bio:

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Laura House is a professional genetic genealogist and a member of the Register of Qualified Genealogists (RQG). She has a postgraduate diploma in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic studies and is currently working towards an MSc at the University of Strathclyde. Her research focuses on the use of DNA (Y and autosomal) in the investigation of illegitimacies, adoptions and surname changes. Laura teaches genealogy courses in London and Gloucestershire, and recently worked behind the scenes on ITV’s Coronation Street’s DNA Secrets. She is currently working as a researcher on a book about the history of the FDA (First Division Association), which is being published next year to commemorate their centenary.


Find Laura on her website, or Twitter (@HouseGenealogy)


How to catch the Family Tree Live talks

The talks are included all-inclusive Family Tree Live ticket price. To find out more about this brand new family history event at Alexandra Palace on 26 & 27 April 2019 click here!


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