Southern California Genealogical Society
SCGS INTEREST GROUPS - DNA Interest Group

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DNA Interest Group

Meets: 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

2016 Meetings:

  • Saturday - January 30, 2016
  • Saturday - April 30, 2016
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    Saturday, January 30, 2016
    Hunting DNA in China and the Louie Family


    The research of Dr. Yan Shi (Polyhedron) of Fudan University, China, provides phylogenetic trees and maps showing where significant male and female haplogroups appear in China and will be contrasted with European haplogroups. The Louie family of Guangdong Province in the south of China preserved 26 generations of male descendants from their founder. Results of their Y-DNA investigations will be reported.

    Presenter: Alice M. Fairhurst is a past president of the Southern California Genealogical Society and has been the coordinator of the ISOGG Y-DNA tree (isogg.org/tree). She has recruited members from many countries to document the spread of male Y-DNA over thousands and thousands of years.

    • 10:00-10:10 Announcements & Introductions
    • 10:10-11:45 “Hunting DNA in China and the Louie Family”
    • 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.

    FTDNA offers Normal Reduced Prices for SCGS DNA Project for ANY SURNAME:
    To order, call Family Tree DNA at 713-868.1438 and ask to join the SCGS project or order online at
    www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=SCGS


    Saturday, April 30, 2016
    My Journey across the Vast Base Pair Desert:
    Unraveling the Strands of Time.

    Mark Hammond's personal journey into the world of DNA has resulted in successful efforts to learn about his unknown ancestors--and those knocking at the door. Learn about strategies, methods and DNA search tools to help uncover genealogical traces in DNA. Tests to be covered are from Family Tree DNA, 23andMe, Ancestry DNA, and DNA Tribes.

    Presenter: Mark Hammond heads the DNA Special Interest Group for the Orange County California Genealogical Society. A graduate of Environmental Science at Unity College, Maine, Mark has had a 34-year career in Electronics Manufacturing and has applied his analytic skills to the field of DNA.

    • 10:00-10:10 Announcements & Introductions
    • 10:10-11:45 “My Journey across the Vast Base Pair Desert: Unraveling the Strands of Time”
    • 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.

    Future Meetings in 2015 & 2016:
    To be held quarterly on the 5th Saturday of a month from 10:00 - 2:00 at the S.C.G.S. Library.
    Sat. October 31, 2015; Sat. January 30, 2016; Sat., April 30, 2016.

    FTDNA offers Normal Reduced Prices for SCGS DNA Project for ANY SURNAME:
    To order, call Family Tree DNA at 713-868.1438 and ask to join the SCGS project or order online at
    www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=SCGS

     


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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.