TechFest: Who needs a Genealogist when we have DNA? Something Different

TechFest: Who needs a Genealogist when we have DNA?

  • Date

    Friday 09 September 2016

  • venue

    TechFest

  • time

    7:30pm

  • age

    Not Specified

  • price

    £4, £3 concession

  • genre

    Something Different

Who needs a Genealogist when we have DNA?

Dr Bruce Durie

Sir Ian Wood Building, Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Campus

Genetic Genealogy is big business. But it is still Citizen Science – started and driven by “amateurs” (in the original meaning of the word) with the help of commercial companies. Academia, having dismissed it for so long, is still playing catch-up.


But what DNA tests should you take? And form which testing company? How can you interpret the results? Are they meaningful, or just “genetic astrology”?


Dr Bruce Durie will explain all!


Dr Bruce Durie BSc (Hons) PhD OMLJ FSAScot FCollT FIGRS FHEA QG is a well-known Genealogist, Author, Broadcaster and Lecturer, Honorary Fellow at the University of Strathclyde, Member of the Académie Internationale de Généalogie and Fulbright Senior Scottish Studies Scholar, 2015-16.


e: bruce@durie.scot
w: www.brucedurie.co.uk
 


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