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Building a Family Tree with SNPs, STRs, & Named People (Maurice Gleeson)

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Published on Oct 27, 2015

The SNP tsunami has landed us with a huge array of new DNA markers and as we learn where to place them on the evolutionary tree, we move closer and closer to modern times. Soon we will be able to connect the human evolutionary Y-haplotree with actual genealogies that bring us up to the present day. This presentation looks at how it has been possible to construct a combined Family / Mutation History Tree from STR markers, SNP markers, and actual genealogies. This general approach can be utilised and adapted by anyone running a surname project.

Maurice Gleeson is a psychiatrist, a pharmaceutical physician, & a genetic genealogist. He did his first DNA test in 2008 and since then has used DNA to good effect in his own family tree research. He is now Project Administrator for the Spearin, Farrell, and Gleason Surname Projects and runs several special interest projects. Maurice organises Genetic Genealogy Ireland and speaks about DNA and genealogy at international and national meetings.

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 Also, please note that because this is a rapidly advancing field, the content may quickly become outdated.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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