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DNA Special Interest Group - 19 Aug 2023 - To Be Rescheduled

  • 19 Aug 2023
  • 12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
  • To Be ReScheduled

DNA Special Interest Group  - TO BE RESCHEDULED 

We are planning to re-schedule this session. Look for an updated notice soon. If possible, the meeting will be 2 hours, the first hour a hybrid presentation and the 2nd hour a live workshop. Standby for updates here and on FB.

Today's Topic: DNA Painter offers a host of tools for analyzing your DNA and charting your segment analysis. We will demonstrate some of the most commonly used free tools such as the WATO "What are the Odds" tool and the Shared CM tool, and then dive into the mechanics of uploading your identified shared segments from FTDNA, MyHeritage and 23andMe into a Chromosome Map. DNAPainter regularly adds new tools, and we hope to explore a couple of those as well.

Do you have a favorite tool at DNAPainter that we haven't already mentioned?Send in your request well in advance, and we will look into sharing it at this meeting. A big shout-out to Cathy Gulbrantson for suggesting today's topic.

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 MPPL. We encourage in-person attendance for the best experience.

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