Presentations

Thomas is available to present on a variety of genealogical topics. The following prepared lectures can be presented in-person, or via webinar for societies that have appropriate software.

 

DNA Testing for Adoptees

DNA testing is a valuable new resource for adoptees and others who are researching issues of unknown parentage. Learn what kinds of tests are available to consumers, what information they can provide, and how to identify genetic ancestors using DNA matches.

 

Submitting Your Saliva: The Privacy Concerns of Autosomal DNA Testing

Direct-to-consumer autosomal DNA testing is a rapidly-growing market. Amidst a myriad of marketing campaigns toting glossy features and promising valuable information for family history research, should genealogy consumers be concerned about their genetic privacy?

 

What Next?: Third-Party Tools for Exploring Autosomal DNA

An overview of the science behind autosomal DNA testing, and why it’s useful in combination with traditional genealogical research. Learn about third-party tools available for exploring autosomal DNA data, finding additional genetic matches, and learning about potential health risks.