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GeneaSpy is an avid genealogist who attends national, regional, and local genealogical conferences, to learn about genealogy.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

i4GG 2022 Institute

 2022 Institute for Genetic Genealogy (i4GG) 

  I attended the 2022 Institute for Genetic Genealogy in San Diego, California last month. This is the third time I have attended and the first one held by the Institute since the pandemic began. The venue was the Sheraton Hotel in Mission Valley, an area of San Diego. I grew up in San Diego and currently live 25 miles north of here, so I felt right at home.

  Two full days of speakers from the Genetic Genealogy field, who are some of the best and brightest out there, were gathered for the event. Several of my friends attended in person, some local and some who drove or flew in. This event was also live-streamed to an international audience by CeCe Moore's husband, Lennart Martinson, and his crew.

   This year as I listened to the speakers and took notes, I noticed that the institute has progressed and really is geared to the "professional", rather than the average student like me. Which is a good thing for the genetic community. I still learn and pick up new ways of exploring my own DNA connections, but I don't think I will be starting a business anytime soon. The format and time allotted for breaks and lunch were very generous and very appreciated. Time enough to socialize and make new friends and see old ones.

  I highly recommend this institute for the intermediate and advanced students alike, and I hope CeCe continues this educational venue for years to come. "Thank you" to Lennart for his generosity to me for the ticket to attend. :) 

Here is the schedule for each day:

SATURDAY, April 9, 2022

9:00 – 9:15

Welcome, CeCe Moore

9:15 – 10:15

What’s New at GEDmatch, Kitty Cooper

10:20 – 11:20

Identifying John and Jane Does through Investigative Genetic Genealogy, Margaret Press

11:30 – 12:30

Investigative Genetic Genealogy, CeCe Moore

12:30 – 2:00


2:00 – 3:15

Perspectives on Hispanic DNA – Tips for Overcoming These Most Challenging Cases, Carol Rolnick

3:30 – 4:30

Best Practices in the Field of Investigative Genetic Genealogy, CeCe Moore

4:30 – 5:30

Panel on Investigative Genetic Genealogy, Moderator: CeCe Moore, Margaret Press, Kevin Lord, Carol Rolnick

SUNDAY, April 10, 2022

9:00 – 10:20

One Man, Multiple Names, an Unexpected DNA Discovery, Dana Leeds

10:25 – 11:25

Complex Autosomal DNA and Y-Chromosome Case Analyses, Tim Janzen

11:30 – 12:00

Case Study, CeCe Moore

12:00 – 2:00


2:00 – 3:00

Finding Your Roots Season 8: DNA Case Studies, Kimberly N. Morgan

3:05 – 4:05

Solving the 87-Year-Old Mystery of the Hatbox Baby, Bonnie Bossert

4:15 – 5:30

John Doe and an Adoptee, CeCe Moore

kitty munson cooper

my friend from escondido, lisa medina

Paul graham, paul baltzer & paul hawthorne

Watching live and live streaming!

Lennart at his command post

lennart with lisa medina

cece and kitty

Until next time...