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DNA Special Interest Group - 14 Aug 2021

  • 14 Aug 2021
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Webinar

DNA Special Interest Group - 14 Aug 2021

Today's Session: When Your Best Match is Just 50 cM

Many of us whose ancestors are recent immigrants will have much "thinner" match lists than those whose ancestors have been in North America for generations. Coupled with the dearth of good matches, most of the DNA cousins in our lists cannot provide the names of their old-world ancestors, further complicating our ability to make connections.

Michelle has worked this problem for years on her Belarus and Slovak sides. While Belarus remains largely impenetrable, Slovakia is finally yielding up its secrets. We will discuss the strategies used to make these connections, and show how the hard work can in fact pay off.

About the DNA SIG

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!

Facilitator Michelle Wilson

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