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Surfing the SNP tsunami: NGS for Genetic Genealogists (John Cleary)

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Published on Dec 7, 2015

The take up of NGS tests like Big Y and Full Genomes has been huge in the past year, but many genetic genealogists tend to regard them as being about prehistoric or pre-surname research, so not directly useful to their own projects. This talk presents ways in which NGS testing is opening up new research directions for surname projects (looking at surnames Kemp and Cummings), and how surname projects can work closely with haplogroup projects to extend what you can understand from your Y DNA test results.

John is a lecturer and teaches at a university in Edinburgh. He is a member of ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy) in Scotland, and is involved in a project researching the fate of Scottish prisoners captured by Cromwell in the Civil War and transported to the Americas, using DNA and genealogy, working with the Prisoners’ descendants.

This lecture was presented at Genetic Genealogy Ireland 2015. Please note that these GGI2015 videos are copyrighted to the presenter and should only be used for personal study. They are not to be used for any other purpose without the presenter's express permission. Also, please note that because this is a rapidly advancing field, the content may quickly become outdated.

The lectures were sponsored by FamilyTreeDNA (at www.ftdna.com) and organised by Maurice Gleeson, a volunteer from ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy at www.isogg.org).

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