Southern California Genealogical Society
SCGS INTEREST GROUPS - DNA Interest Group

DNA Interest Group | DNA Testing

DNA Interest Group

Meets: Quarterly on the 5th Saturday of most months (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.
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Location: 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504
Southern California Genealogy Society building

DON'T MISS!! June 2, 2016
The Future of the Past: Genetic Genealogy 2016
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, see genealogyjamboree.com

Future Meetings in 2016/2017:
October 29, 2016; February 26, 2017 (Sun.); April 29, 2017; July 29, 2017; September 30, 2017.

 

Saturday, July 30, 2016
What is New in Ancestral Origin Predictions?


Direct-to-consumer DNA tests often include "ethnic" estimates. However, these results often differ between the test companies. First degree relatives in a single family often get different predictions from the same company. Kathy Johnston will explore these ancestral origin predictions from the perspective of a genealogist. She will demonstrate what is available at each of the three main DNA companies used by genealogists, 23andMe, AncestryDNA, and Family Tree DNA.

Presenter: Kathy Johnston is a retired dermatologist who has been actively researching her family tree for over 25 years. She is one of the administrators for the SCGS DNA Interest Group (DIG) and has been involved in genetic genealogy research for 12 years.

• 10:00-10:10 Announcements & Introductions
• 10:10-11:45 "What is New in Ancestral Origin Predictions?"
• 11:45-12:45 Lunch
• 12:45-2:00 Individualized help. Please bring your DNA results and password if needed.

$5.00 donation is suggested for attendance. Individualized help will be available after the formal presentation for those who want to order DNA tests or who have received DNA results and need help managing their personal page or interpreting their results. Brown bag or join us for pizza for an additional $5.00.

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


Saturday, October 29, 2016
Visualizing Your Autosomal DNA Results - the Autosomal DNA Segment Analyzer (ADSA)

Visualizing Your Autosomal DNA Results - the Autosomal DNA Segment Analyzer (ADSA) The ADSA is a free chromosome browser, created by Don Worth and hosted at DNAgedcom.com, that depicts all of your matching DNA segments on each chromosome and lets you visualize triangulated groups using colored graphics. It makes it easier to perform segment triangulation by highlighting groups of your matches who share a common ancestor. ADSA has thousands of users all over the world. Don will describe the steps in segment analysis and talk about how ADSA can be used in conjunction with the tools at GEDMATCH and Family Tree DNA as well as other testing companies to support your genealogical research

Presenter: Don Worth is a retired Asst. Vice Chancellor of Administrative Information Systems from UCLA. He has been researching his and his wife's genealogies for almost 40 years, is on the executive board of the Ventura County Genealogical Society, and enjoys applying his love of computers and technology to the hunt for his ancestors. He is active in the VCGS DNA Special Interest Group and leads the society's Technology SIG.

• 10:00-10:10 Announcements & Introductions
• 10:10-11:45 “Visualizing Your Autosomal DNA Results - the Autosomal DNA Segment Analyzer (ADSA)”
• 11:45-12:45 Lunch
• 12:45-2:00 Individualized help. Please bring your DNA results and password if needed.

$5.00 donation is suggested for attendance. Individualized help will be available after the formal presentation for those who want to order DNA tests or who have received DNA results and need help managing their personal page or interpreting their results. Brown bag or join us for pizza for an additional $5.00.

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

 

 


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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.

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.