Strategies for Dealing With Endogamy

Wednesday, June 08 at 07:30pm EDT
Presented By Paul Woodbury
Sponsored by Jewish Genealogical Society of New York and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

Endogamy, or the practice of marrying within the confines of a population due to cultural, religious, linguistic, or geographic isolation, presents challenges for autosomal DNA analysis.

Individuals from endogamous populations often share multiple ancestors in common with their DNA matches or descend from the same ancestors multiple times resulting in higher than expected amounts of shared DNA given their closest genealogical relationships.

Learn the research and analysis strategies to overcome the effects of endogamy.

About the Presenter

Paul Woodbury is a Research Team Manager at Legacy Tree Genealogists. He graduated from Brigham Young University where he studied Genetics and Family History.

He also holds a master’s degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology