Southern California Genealogical Society
SCGS INTEREST GROUPS - DNA Interest Group

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DNA Interest Group

Meets: 5th Saturday of most month (check calendar)
Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
$5.00 donation is suggested for attendance.
Attendees can bring a bag lunch or join us for pizza for an additional $5.00.
Contact: Bonny Cook for more information (310) 375-8983.
Contact: Kathy Johnston for more information (310) 213-1207.
Location: 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504
Southern California Genealogy Society building

2014 Meetings:

  • May 31, 2014
  • August 30, 2014
  • November 29, 2014
  • Sat., May 31, 2014 - The Autosomal DNA Segment Analyzer (ADSA)
    In the last three years autosomal testing has increased in popularity and there has been increasing need for tools to help people interpret their data. Found at the site DNAGedcom.com, ADSA is a tool developed by Don Worth which presents a visual representation of matching DNA segments on a single page from data downloaded from Family Tree DNA or 23andMe. It has been especially helpful for adoptees who are searching for their roots.

    Presenter: Don Worth. Retired Assistant Vice-Chancellor of Administrative Information Systems from UCLA. Don Worth enjoys building websites and tools for organizations he supports. http://worth.bol.ucla.edu/

    10:00-10:15 Meeting logistics
    10:15 - 11:45 The Autosomal DNA Segment Analyzer (ADSA)
    11:45-12:00 Raffle drawing and announcements
    12:00-1:00 Lunch
    1:00-2:00 Group and/or Individualized help. Please bring test results or password to your account if needed.

    $5.00 donation is suggested for attendance.
    Attendees can bring a bag lunch or join us for pizza for an additional $5.00.
    For additional information contact either Bonny Cook at cookdna@earthlink.net (310) 375-8983 or
    Kathy Johnston at kjohns7900@aol.com (310) 213-1207 or Alice Fairhurst (626) 331-4791.

    Following the regular meeting, those who are Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) Project Administrators or Project Co-administrators are invited to remain from 2:00-4:00 p.m. to discuss how they are managing group projects. The Roundtable format allows people to share expertise and create solutions to issues.

    Save the date:
    Family History and DNA: Genetic Genealogy in 2014: June 5, 2014/Jamboree 2014: June 6-8, 2014
    August 30, 2014
    November 29, 2014

     


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    The DNA Interest Group was formed in 2005 and held its first meeting in conjunction with the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) in July 2005. The group focus is to provide education to assist genealogists to understand the DNA test processes and interpret their test results. Since 2005 there have been many changes in the types of DNA test services, the number of DNA test companies for genealogical purposes and evolving databases and tools for analytical purposes. Project administrators coordinate across the various facets of genetic genealogy to help lead the DNA Interest Group members into the future.

    For information on the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) contact the ISOGG Southern California Regional Coordinator, CeCe Moore, cecemoore@hotmail.com
    To join ISOGG (no dues) go to the website at www.ISOGG.org.

    To order a DNA kit from Family Tree go to http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=SCGS.

    FTDNA offers Normal Reduced Prices for SCGS DNA Project for ANY SURNAME:

    SCGS sponsors two DNA projects through Family Tree DNA:

  • SCGS DNA Project for ANY SURNAME,
  • and the French Heritage Project

    To order, call Family Tree DNA at 713-868.1438 and ask to join the SCGS project or follow this link to order online.

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