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COVID-19 Update

In the wake of Covid-19 difficulties in hosting a live event, we are currently restructuring FHDU 2021 for a virtual event.

Sadly, the ongoing COVID-19 saga has caught up with FHDU 2021. We have reluctantly decided to change our in-person event into a fully virtual online event instead. We were all looking forward to a real, live, in-person event. Unfortunately, that is not to be.

But this gives us the opportunity to significantly re-format FHDU 2021. We are looking at this as a positive opportunity. We can now bring a significantly more valuable event to people around the globe.

Janine Cloud

FTDNA Group Projects Manager

Janine Cloud’s interest in genealogy began in grade school and having genealogists on both sides of her family helped encourage her own research. She began working at FamilyTreeDNA in 2011 as an information specialist, and now manages the Group Projects – Events team she founded in 2013. Her degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Houston - Clear Lake has proven valuable both in customer service and in giving presentations about genetic genealogy at national, regional, and local events.

As an employee of FamilyTreeDNA fornearly 10 years, Janine has seen the DTC DNA testing industry growexponentially, and has worked closely with to facilitate testing withindividuals and group projects alike. From family historians working on theirown trees to professional genealogists working on cases for television programsto group projects researching surnames or haplogroups, she’s assisted behindthe scenes.

She’s also coordinated FamilyTreeDNA’s participation in events across thecountry and across the globe since 2013, including shows across the US as wellas in England, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, and New Zealand.

A fifth-generation Texan, Janine traces her roots to the British Isles, and isalso a registered member of the Cherokee Nation, one of the largest US nativetribes.

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Y-DNA Testing from Y-37 to Big Y
Janine Cloud

Many people know that Y-DNA follows the paternal line, but that’s about as far as they get. This talk looks at Y-DNA from the entry level Y-37 test to the comprehensive Big Y test. We’ll look at what results you should expect and help you determine which level is best for you and your research needs. Sponsored by Family Tree DNA.

DNA FAQ: real frequently asked questions
Janine Cloud

In this talk, go beyond the basics of DNA testing and which test does what. We’ll look at pre-testing questions such as the differences between testing companies, privacy concerns, and what happens to your sample once your test is complete. We’ll also look at post-testing questions such as why you may not match someone you think you should, why you don’t recognize the name of people you do match, and the truth about “ethnicity” estimates. Sponsored by Family Tree DNA.

Y-DNA Testing from Y-37 to Big Y
Janine Cloud

Many people know that Y-DNA follows the paternal line, but that’s about as far as they get. This talk looks at Y-DNA from the entry level Y-37 test to the comprehensive Big Y test. We’ll look at what results you should expect and help you determine which level is best for you and your research needs. Sponsored by Family Tree DNA.

DNA FAQ: real frequently asked questions
Janine Cloud

In this talk, go beyond the basics of DNA testing and which test does what. We’ll look at pre-testing questions such as the differences between testing companies, privacy concerns, and what happens to your sample once your test is complete. We’ll also look at post-testing questions such as why you may not match someone you think you should, why you don’t recognize the name of people you do match, and the truth about “ethnicity” estimates. Sponsored by Family Tree DNA.

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