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I am an Honorary Research Associate attached to the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London. This is an unpaid five-year appointment which took effect from 1st July 2013.
I am a member of the Guild of One-Name Studies, and I am the Guild's Social Networking Co-ordinator with responsibility for the Guild's various social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, etc). I am a member of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy. I am a major contributor to the ISOGG Wiki, and also serve as an administrator on the Wiki. I belong to the Society of Genealogists, the Berkshire Family History Society, the Devon Family History Society, the Somerset and Dorset Family History Society, the Society of Authors and the Association of Professional Genealogists.
I am the volunteer project administrator or co-administrator of the following DNA projects at Family Tree DNA: the Cruwys/Cruse/Cruise DNA Project, the Devon DNA Project, the mtDNA Haplogroup U4 Project, the Kennett DNA Project and the Aldous DNA Project. All these projects are independent genealogical research studies. I receive no payment or incentives from Family Tree DNA or any other organisation or institution to run these projects.
I was appointed as one of the moderators for the R1b-U106/S21 mailing list in April 2014.
I occasionally receive a small fee and reimbursement of travelling expenses when giving presentations, and I receive a complimentary speaker's pass where appropriate. I received a free DNA kit from Family Tree DNA in recompense for lecturing in the DNA workshop at Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2014 and at Genetic Genealogy Ireland 2014 but otherwise paid for my own travelling and accommodation costs for attending these events. I receive small fees for the articles that I have written for commercial family history magazines.
I sometimes get asked to do private DNA consultations for individuals for which I charge a modest fee. I have occasionally provided a paid genetic genealogy consultation service for TV companies. I sometimes undertake paid genealogical research.
I was a member of the Genographic Project Design Group, a small team of volunteer genetic genealogists who were providing feedback to the Genographic Project team on the development of the website. The group has been inactive since the summer of 2013.
I have paid for all my own DNA tests. I used one free Family Finder test on a family member. Otherwise I have paid for all the other tests taken by members of my family.
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This policy was last updated on 18th January 2016.