Friday, 2 March 2018

DNA interviews at Rootstech

Updated 5th March 2018.

Jill Ball has been out and about at Rootstech interviewing some of the speakers and representatives from the various companies and sharing them on her YouTube channel. She has a very interesting interview with Jonny Perl who developed the wonderful new DNA Painter website. Jonny was the very worthy winner of Rootstech's Innovator Showdown Contest.  Remarkably he only took his first DNA test in December 2016! You can watch the interview below or direct on YouTube.


Jill Ball has also interviewed Hannah Morden of Living DNA at Rootstech. You can watch the interview below or on YouTube.

See also my blog post from yesterday on Living DNA's new Family Networks feature.

Here is an interview with CeCe Moore, the genetic genealogist on the US TV programme Finding Your Roots. The direct YouTube link can be found here.

Melanie McComb, the Shamrock Genealogist, has also done a very interesting interview with CeCe, touching on some of the ethical implications of adoption searches. The interview is available on Twitter via this link. (You shouldn't need a Twitter account to watch the interview.)

If you want to keep up with what's going on at Rootstech Randy Seaver is maintaining a useful compilation of blog posts from people who are at the event. He's also written a very helpful post on how to download the free handouts from the various talks.

Louis Kessler is doing an excellent job of keeping track of events from afar. Check out his posts:
You can watch the Rootstech livestream here.

If you missed the livestream you can watch the recordings here.


Jill Ball said...

Thanks for the shoutout Debbie. I was honoured to have an opportunity to chat with Jonny and Hannah. Today I added an interview with CeCe Moore to the collection.

Debbie Kennett said...

Thanks Jill. That was an interesting interview. I've now added it to the blog post. Thanks for sharing. It looks like the Aussie contingent is having a really good time at Rootstech.