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DNA Special Interest Group - 18 Mar 2023

  • 18 Mar 2023
  • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Hybrid: Arlington Heights Memorial Library and Zoom

DNA Special Interest Group - 18 Mar 2023

*** Note change in venue***

Today's Topic: Getting Started with DNA

We will kick the year off with a beginner-level discussion of how to analyze your autosomal DNA test results from your kits at Ancestry, My Heritage, Family Tree DNA (Family Finder) or 23 and Me. You will learn how to begin working your results and your matches to iteratively authenticate your pedigree, generation by generation. We will show you how to get your results into all the "majors" and how to add your DNA matches to your tree. We will briefly introduce DNA Painter, GEDmatch, and Cluster Analysis as more advanced tools to further your analysis once you are comfortable with the basics.

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!

SIG Lead: Michelle Wilson

Future Topics: If you have a topic you would like to present or see presented, please reach out to Michelle at DNA @

CAGGNI SIGs are for members only. 

Meeting Style: This SIG is hybrid. You may attend remote or in-person at the Arlington Heights library. However space will be limited. 

Zoom Attendees: For the Zoom Link see Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login. When Zooming, please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. 

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