Using DNA to Reverse-Engineer Your Family Tree


Using DNA to Reverse-Engineer Your Family Tree

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 7:00PM


Recent advances in consumer genetics have enabled genealogists to solve mysteries in their family tree. Adoptees are finding their biological families by sharing the results of DNA tests with Websites that match millions of individuals.

Progeny Genealogy’s Charting Companion software displays the relationship distance of family members, as a number in an easy to understand chart. CC can also empirically find an adoptee’s family with an algorithm that simulates placement and compares theoretical to laboratory DNA results. Pierre Clouthier will discuss how CC quickly runs through thousands of simulations, adds hypothetical mates, and tests unexpected configurations to explore all possible connections.

Hosted by Refresh Annapolis Valley. All are welcome!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 7:00PM

Acadia University

24 University Avenue

Patterson Hall - Top Floor,



Organised in Cooperation With

Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre Rural Innovation Centre & Innovacorp


Refresh is a community of designers, developers and innovators working to refresh the creative, technical, and professional culture of digital technology endeavours in the Annapolis Valley while promoting design, technology, and entrepreneurship.

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