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Albuquerque Family History Expo Features DNA Pioneers

Two of the nation’s top DNA experts will present at the Albuquerque Family History Expo in Albuquerque, New Mexico April 13-14 at the Crowne Plaza. Family Tree DNA President and Chief Executive Officer Bennett Greenspan will open the expo during a keynote speech at 2 p.m. Friday in the New Mexico Ballroom.  Angelo R. Cervantes, also a pioneer in DNA research, will present on the New Mexico DNA project at 1:10 p.m. on Saturday.

Bennett Greenspan is an entrepreneur who has delighted in genealogy research all of his life. He founded Family Tree DNA in 1999. The Houston-based company specializes in helping people use genetics for personal family history research. Greenspan’s research, company, and passion for genealogy have been featured in the mass media multiple times including on the Today Show, on 60 minutes, New York Now, and in the New York Post. His work has also been features on MSNBC, in Wired Magazine, in the New York Times, on BBC News, in USA Today and in the Wall Street Journal.

Angelo R. Cervantes is also a pioneer in the study of anthropological genetic genealogy. He created the New Mexico DNA Project in 2004. His efforts have resulted in the largest Hispanic DNA database on record with nearly 1,400 DNA samples. His work has been featured on PBS. This Albuquerque educator will share his knowledge with Family History Expo participants Saturday at 1:10 p.m. with a lecture called, “The New Mexico DNA Project,” and again at 2:30 p.m. when he will present on “Genetic Calculations for Specific Families.”

The two-day pre-registration fee is $69 for this event. Participants can attend one day only for $59. Save money by registering early online or via telephone. Two-day registration at the door is $99. Registration for individual classes is $20 each. Register now at www.fhexpos.com or call 801-829-3295 for telephone registration.

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