The Guild Conference welcomes Debbie Kennett Posted 2 February 2017 by Julie Goucher Debbie began researching her family history in 2001 and registered her Cruwys One-Name Study with the Guild in 2007. She started her Cruwys DNA project later that year. She now also runs the Devon DNA Project and the mtDNA Haplogroup U4 Project. Her expertise in genetic genealogy led to her appointment as an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London. Debbie is the author of two books: DNA and Social Networking and The Surnames Handbook. Her highly regarded blog Cruwys News, although originally set up to focus on her one-name study, has now evolved into the leading genetic genealogy blog in the UK. Getting started with DNA Are you thinking about taking a DNA test or starting a DNA project for your surname? In this session Debbie will explain how the different tests work, what you can expect to learn, and the benefits of adding a DNA project to your one-name study. She will also provide an overview of the many DNA resources provided by the Guild, including discounted DNA kits and the services of the Guild’s DNA Advisor. Debbie will be presenting at the Guild of One-Name Studies conference during the DNA sessions on Friday 31st March 2017. Non-members are welcome and booking is currently still open. Presentations will be available to Guild members after the event.