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DNA Special Interest Group - 10 Jun 2023

  • 10 Jun 2023
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Hybrid – Schaumburg Library and Zoom


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DNA Special Interest Group - 10 Jun 2023

Today's Topic: Graphs for Genealogists with Dr. Dave

***This event is free and open to all genealogists!***

Dr. Dave will demonstrate how the tools at Graphs for Genealogists can be put to work on real life genetic genealogy problems. This is from Dave:

Imagine a Field of Dreams with your ancestors coming out of the corn field to give you a DNA sample. Genealogists can transform their research by adopting recently available state of the art graph methods optimized by a genealogist for others smitten by genealogy research. Two years in the making, these tools simplify complex behind the scene processes enabling quick reporting that previously took months or was simply not feasible. The tools do the heavy lifting so genealogists can focus on getting to actionable research clues. Yet the documentation, reports and available mentoring provide educational information allowing users to progressively master “thinking in graphs” and transform their world view and research. It’s all free. Be prepared to be amazed!

Today's speaker: David Stumpf, MD, PhD

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.

SIG Lead: Michelle Wilson, DNA @

Meeting Style: This SIG is hybrid. You may attend remote or in-person. We encourage in-person attendance for the best experience. Today's meeting will be held at Schaumburg Library, in the Rasmussen North Room.

Meeting slide deck: handout

Zoom Recording on Vimeo:

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