1. The next DNA meeting will be on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7 pm at the LDS Church.In the first part of the meeting we will again have an open forum where members will be able to ask questions and share their stories of successes or difficulties that they have encountered while pursuing Genetic Genealogy. Come prepared to participate.
In the second part of the meeting, we will continue with exploring
Getting Started with DNA Testing - the Basics.
In February we dealt with AncestryDNA, in March we looked at My Heritage, and 23andMe.
In April we will look at Family Tree DNA. This company tests not only Autosomal DNA but also Y and mitochondrial DNA, and we will examine all three of these tests.
This is intended to help beginners understand what they see when they logon to see their DNA results for the first time.
Learn how DNA will unlock a wealth of information about you and your ancestors. See how your ethnicity can often include regional detail and modern migration information. With Autosomal DNA you will have 1000s of DNA matches to research, but with Y and mitochondrial DNA you will have fewer. These are people who share a common ancestor with you. Some of these will be quite recent and some will be distant. This site has tools to help you discover how you connect.
In regard to March's presentation, you may want to look at the Introduction to 23andMe Results Handout.
We have members with a range of experience levels and we want to accommodate everyone, so come and ask your questions or share your experiences no matter what level you are at.
If you have something that you would like explained, do not be afraid to ask. We encourage everyone to speak out, no matter what level of experience they have. Those with more experience love the opportunity to discuss these issues, and we all learn something.
Please contact Vernon Smith if you would like to request a topic for this or any other meeting.
2. We have a number of Handouts covering various topics of interest to this group which can be accessed here.
A Handout on Introduction to 23andMe Results is now available.
5. DNA Tools
a) AncestryDNA Helper App for chrome browser
b) MedBetterDNA App for chrome browser
c) Autosomal DNA Analysis Tools by Tim Janzen