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3rd International Conference on Genetic Genealogy

HOUSTON, May, 19 - Family Tree DNA, the world leader in the field of genetic genealogy, is pleased to announce our 3rd International Conference on Genetic Genealogy for Surname Project Administrators. The event is to be held November 3rd-4th, 2006 in Houston, TX at the Sheraton North Houston Hotel in Houston, Texas. The two-day conference features leading experts in the field exploring a variety of topics related to the use of DNA for family history and deep ancestral origins.

The conference is open to genealogists from all over the world who currently manage Surname Projects at Family Tree DNA and want to learn more about how to make the most of DNA testing for genealogy, whether by having a better understanding of the science, the impact it has on family studies and traditional genealogy, or simply learning ways to reach out to more participants.

In 2006 Family Tree DNA is celebrating the release of the world’s highest resolution Y-DNA test with 66 markers, and the testing of over 150,000 samples including those for the National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project! Many new advances have been made in the past year and Family Tree DNA is proud to have the opportunity to share these breakthroughs at our 3rd annual conference this year.

Family Tree DNA is the only organization in the field of genetic genealogy that has consistently offers the emerging science that enables genealogists around the world to advance their research. In April of 2000 Family Tree DNA developed the commercial application of what until then was only available for academic and scientific research. Since our inception we have been associated with the leading geneticists - Dr. Michael Hammer, Y-DNA specialist and head of the Human Origins Genotyping Lab, and Dr. Doron Behar, Family Tree DNA’s chief mtDNA geneticist and Genographic Project Associate Researcher, as well as some of the world's foremost authorities in the fields of population genetics and anthropology.

Online registration and conference program will be available on June 1st.

For more information on the "3rd International Conference on Genetic Genealogy for Surname Project Administrators,” please contact Leah Wark, at 713-868-1438, e-mail:leahw@familytreedna.com.

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Legacy and DNA

Legacy Family Tree 6.0 introduced the ability to record your DNA results. In the Individual's Information screen, just click on the DNA button and select the desired DNA test.

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