The Guild Conference welcomes Dr Maurice Gleeson Posted 21 February 2017 by Julie Goucher Maurice Gleeson is a medical doctor and (for the last 9 years) a genetic genealogist. He runs several Surname DNA Projects, including projects for the surnames Boylan, Farrell, Gleeson, Glisson, Maloney & Spearin (his One-Name Study). He also has several blogs (e.g. http://dnaandfamilytreeresearch.blogspot.co.uk, http://gleesondna.blogspot.co.uk) and several dedicated YouTube Channels (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/c/DNAandFamilyTreeResearch) as well as a few Facebook Groups focussed on genealogy. He was voted “Genetic Genealogist of the Year” (2015) and “Superstar Genealogist” (2016). Next Steps with your Surname DNA Project So you’ve started a DNA Project, and the results are coming in (slowly!), but what do they mean? And how do you organise them? And what do you tell your project members? This session explores the process of running a Surname DNA Project and the challenges that you will encounter. We will review the GAP Pages on FTDNA, the DNA Results page, grouping people into genetic families, the importance of pedigree information, especially MDKA, and the advantages of harnessing the power of Facebook and a blog website to communicate with your project members. Bring your questions! Maurice 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.