FGS is pleased to have Ancestry as a Platinum Sponsor for FGS 2018 in Fort Wayne, August 22-25.
In addition to their booth in the exhibit hall where they will be doing demos and answering questions, Ancestry is sponsoring several sessions during the conference:
Thursday, August 23
“Advancing Your Genealogy Research with DNA” by Crista Cowan (5:00pm)
You’ve scoured the census, dug through probates, and even visited the county courthouse. What’s left? DNA. It’s the oldest record of your family, and technology and science are coming up with more ways for you to use it. Come and learn what new tools AncestryDNA has to advance your research and get more out of your DNA results.
“Midwestern Treasures on Ancestry” by Juliana Szucs (2:00pm)
Learn about some of the unique resources that can be found on Ancestry which can tell the story of your ancestors who lived in the heartland of America.
Saturday, August 25
“Mining Probates on Ancestry for Family History Gold” by Juliana Szucs (3:30pm)
There are 18 million+ probate records on Ancestry. Are you mining them effectively or just scratching the surface? Learn how to effectively dig deep in this rich collection.
“Using Genetic Communities™ to Tell Your Story” by Crista Cowan (11:00am)
Genetic Communities™ is an exciting innovation in DNA testing that can take you on a journey through specific stories about our past. In this class, you will learn about how Genetic Communities™ are formed, why you get assigned to a particular Genetic Community™, and how to use them in your research.