20 May 2019

Book Signing: Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies

Many of the authors of Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies autographed books at the US National Genealogical Society (NGS) and Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) conferences held in May 2019. We really appreciate all of the kind words and enjoyed meeting so many readers! Thank you to everyone who bought books at the conference, who brought previously purchased books for us to sign, and also to those who did not want to cart around a big heavy book yet told us how much you enjoy the book or hope to when you receive it after ordering online.

Here are some of the photos I have from the three conferences I have attended since the book was released. We did not have books to sign at the FamilyTreeDNA conference, but we had one print proof to show to the attendees. Space considerations did not allow all of the authors at NGS to sign at one time so we staggered time slots to give everyone a chance to get signatures of all authors in attendance.

I hope some of you will send me photos of book signings at upcoming events I will not be able to attend. There will be book signing events at IGHR. Many of the authors will be in attendance at SoCal Jamboree and GRIP although I know of no planned signing events at those places yet. I'm hoping Debbie Kennett gets to sign books at the upcoming events in the UK and sends photos.

Jim Bartlett, Debbie Parker Wayne, and Patricia Lee Hobbs were all at the FamilyTreeDNA Project Administrator's conference in Houston in March:

Michael Lacopo signed books at the OGS conference:

Blaine T. Bettinger and Judy G. Russell signed books at the NGS conference:

Patrica Lee Hobbs and Kimberly Powell signed books at the NGS conference:

Thomas W. Jones and Karen Stanbary signed books at the NGS conference:

Karen Stanbary, Blaine T. Bettinger, and Debbie Parker Wayne signed books at the NGS conference:

Those last two images also include my beaded representation of the first 36 base pairs of my actual mtDNA sequence. I created this a year or two ago to have an interesting display of DNA for events. As I have told several people, if I were going to do this again I would definitely hire an experienced beader and not try to do this myself! But I would love to see more crafty representations of DNA. Here, I used a bead whose color name starts with the same letter as the DNA chemicals represented: Amber = A = adenine, Cyan = C = Cytosine, Green = G = Guanine, and Tangerine = T = Thymine. Brown beads and the wire represent the sugars and phosphates.

Images from NGS and OGS conferences provided by Pat Gordon of Books and Things (http://www.mygenealogybooks.com/) with permission to use. Many thanks to Pat and Bob Gordon of Books and Things for sponsoring our book signing events! Ordering from Books and Things supports our genealogical book sellers. Those outside of the US should consider buying through Amazon or your local book store as the cost of international shipping is prohibitive. Because this book is available through the Ingram book distributor catalog, any bookseller or library worldwide should be able to order the book using the ISBN 978-1-7336949-0-2.

I am disappointed I cannot make it to IGHR, SoCal Jamboree, GRIP, and FGS to be able to sign more books, but some authors will be at all of those events. I will be at an all-day seminar in Denver, Colorado, on June 29th; the BCG Board meeting in SLC the first week in September; an all-day seminar in Plano, Texas, on September 28th; and the Texas State conference in Houston on October 11-13th. More will be available later as to which events will have book sellers there. Anyone who has a book can bring it to be signed. I hope to see many of you at upcoming events and I am sure the other authors are also looking forward to meeting more of our readers.

2019-05-21: Changed one of the photos.

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  1. Very cool! I will bring my book to IGHR then... And maybe also to Plano in Sep 28, as I am local.

    1. I look forward to seeing you in Plano, cathyd, and I am sure the other authors look forward to seeing you and signing your book at IGHR. I hope you enjoy the book and learn cool, new techniques while reading it.