He was a doctor, psychiatrist, pharmaceutical physician and professional actor. But since his first DNA test in 2009, UK-based Maurice Gleeson has become addicted to genetic genealogy and now lectures about it all around the world.
Maurice runs a variety of Y-DNA Surname Projects, helps adoptees find their birth families and organizes the DNA lectures at several conferences in Ireland and England.
He has a popular blog about DNA (dnaandfamilytreeresearch.blogspot.com) and educational videos on YouTube about using DNA as a genealogical tool (www.youtube.com/c/DNAandFamilyTreeResearch).
Voted Genetic Genealogist of the Year 2015 by the SurnameDNA Journal and Superstar Genealogist, Ireland 2016 by AngloCeltic Connections, Maurice is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
His topics will include:
- Frontiers in Genetic Genealogy: Finding “unknown parents” – plenary lecture.
- Beyond 1750: What to expect from managing a surname project.