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DNA Special Interest Group - Nov 2020

  • 14 Nov 2020
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Webinar

DNA Special Interest Group - Nov 2020

This group focuses on learning the methods for analyzing DNA test results. We study topics such as autosomal DNA, mitochondrial DNA, Y-DNA and surname projects, X-DNA and ancestral admixture results. We'll also investigate third-party tools for analyzing your raw data and comparing DNA and gedcom data with test kit results from companies besides the one you tested with.

DNA can break down genealogical brick walls once thought impenetrable – but only if you know how.

This SIG endeavors to be interactive and welcomes your questions. Get ready to put your DNA results to work for you!

Nov 2020 Meeting Topics

We will start by spending a few minutes looking at the fabulous DNA toolkit offered by MyHeritage and answering any questions pending from September's DNA Primer offering.

Then, for an enjoyable end-of-year topic, we will take a look at research into the relatedness of all humans, including the Most Recent Common Ancestor and the Identical Ancestors Point. Are you descended from Charlemagne? The results may surprise you! We will feature the groundbreaking modeling by Rohde, Olson and Chang done in 2004, and investigate whether the 2013 DNA studies on Europeans by Ralph and Coop line up with the earlier simulation work.

Lastly we will take your inputs on topics and presenters for our SIG meetings in 2021!

Facilitator Michelle Wilson

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