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DNA Special Interest Group - 13 Feb 2021

  • 13 Feb 2021
  • 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Webinar

DNA Special Interest Group - 13 Feb 2021

February 2021: Case Study: Finding Parents for an Adopted Great-Grandmother

Nancy Reese will talk about how she used DNA and traditional research to solve the mystery of her great-grandmother’s 1868 adoption. By carefully managing her Ancestry DNA matches and examining shared matches, Nancy was able to identify a possible mother for her great-grandmother and then used traditional research to create enough evidence to “solve” this brick wall.

General Info

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!

February Facilitator: Nancy Reese

SIG Lead Michelle Wilson

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