Strathclyde Institute for Genealogical Studies Advancing Genetic Genealogy

Date and place of conference

June 7-8, 2024, at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland and online access.

Conference details

The Strathclyde Institute for Genealogical Studies (SIGS) will hold an international academic genetic genealogy conference in Scotland at the University of Strathclyde, June 7th to 8th, 2024. It will be interdisciplinary in nature, with a particular focus on the themes of autosomal DNA and Y-DNA, as well as on bioarchaeology, genetics and investigative genetic genealogy, emphasising their importance and value to the field of genetic genealogy.

The conference will be hybrid but two events are in person only:

7th June: Visits to the Forensic Genomics Laboratory at the Centre for Forensic Science at Strathclyde in small groups throughout the day– sign up for these as part of registration. Due to limited space, please, book your place early to avoid disappointment.

7th June - An evening civic welcome and drinks reception at the spectacular Glasgow City Chambers at 17.30.

Recordings of many of the presentations will be made available online for two months to all conference participants.

Guest speakers

  • Dr Tom Booth - Francis Crick Institute

  • Michelle Leonard - Genes & Genealogy and the Fromelles Genealogy Project

  • Debbie Kennett - University College London

  • Jonny Perl - DNA Painter

  • Dr Karen Miga - The Miga Lab at University of California Santa Cruz and the T2T Consortium

  • Dr Pontus Skoglund - Ancient Genomics lab at Francis Crick Institute


Online registration will open in March.

In-person fees include tea/coffee and lunches on both days. All conference participants will have access to recordings of many of the presentations online for two months.

Conference fees

In-person Early-bird (register on or before the 3rd of May): £110.00

In-person Standard: £130.00

Online only: £80.00

Student In-person or Online: £70.00 (Student rate available by confirming registered student status in higher education to )


Address of conference venue: Graham Hills Building, 50 George Street, Glasgow G1 1QE.

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Address of lab visit: Royal College Building, Level 6, 204 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1XW

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Accommodation and Travel to Glasgow

Information and links relating to travel and accommodation will be provided soon!

Symposium on Forensic Investigative Genetic Genealogy

On June 6, a separate symposium on investigative forensic genetic genealogy will be held by the University’s Forensic Science department at the Collins Building on campus. For details and to register, visit Symposium on Forensic Investigative Genetic Genealogy .

About SIGS

The Strathclyde Institute for Genealogical Studies was established in 2022 to bring together a growing network of individuals and organisations to share knowledge and build a thriving academic genealogy community for all. Learn more about our genetic genealogy research projects, courses and events at .


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