2018 Webinar Series – No 5 Using DNA with Your Study with Maurice Gleeson This is the fifth webinar in the Guild’s 2018 ten-part webinar series. Using DNA with your Study with Maurice Gleeson focuses on a Y-DNA Project and how it can be a very useful addition to a One-Name Study or Surname research. Maurice’s substantial handout is only going to be available to Guild members and those that attend the webinar live. Come and learn how a Y-DNA Project can add an extra dimension to any One-Name Study. Maurice Gleeson is Education Ambassador for ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy), a member of the APG, and organiser of Genetic Genealogy Ireland (the annual national conference on DNA & genealogy). He was born in Dublin where he trained as a medical doctor. He is currently a psychiatrist, a pharmaceutical physician, and a part-time actor, as well as a genetic genealogist. His father had been researching the family tree on and off for 30 years and in 2006 Maurice decided to join in the fun, quickly becoming addicted. Together they have toured Ireland, found a variety of ancestral homelands, and reconnected with cousins internationally, both through traditional genealogical methods and through DNA. It continues to be a wonderful adventure. Most recently Maurice has discovered he is probably a direct relative of JP Morgan and Princess Diana. Maurice did his first DNA test in 2008 and has never looked back. Now he is administrator of several Surname DNA Projects, including the Gleason, Spearin, Farrell, O’Malley, & Maloney Projects. He also works with adoptees and with people of unknown parentage to help them reconnect with their biological family. In association with this work, he has appeared on Irish TV as a consultant for the TV series Adoption Stories. He authors several blogs (DNA and Family Tree Research, Genetic Genealogy Ireland, and blogs associated with his surname projects) and is a regular contributor to genealogical magazines (Irish Roots, Irish Lives Remembered). His YouTube videos on genetic genealogy are very popular and have won him international recognition (his YouTube channel is called DNA and Family Tree Research). He has organised the DNA lectures for “Genetic Genealogy Ireland” in Dublin and “Who Do You Think You Are” in the UK since 2012, and has given talks all over Ireland, the UK, and internationally. He was voted “Genetic Genealogist of the Year 2015” (Surname DNA Journal) and “Superstar Genealogist, Ireland” in 2016 and 2017 (Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections). Maurice offered to make his PDF handout available to those who registered for and attended the live webinar. However, due to a timing glitch with the platform (apparently the switch from GMT to BST) several attendees arrived late or near the conclusion of the webinar. If you were registered and suffered this glitch, please send us an email and we will make sure you get a copy. If you were unable to join us live, you can watch the recording of Maurice’s Using DNA with a ONS webinar here.