April 26, 2015
The Y-DNA Utility
Y-DNA Utility is a tool that allows individuals to create Fluxus Engineering's
Network phylogenetic trees from a Y-DNA Results page of Family Tree DNA. The
resulting chart helps illuminate family relationships and can lead to a new
understanding of the family grouping.
Presenter: Wes Erickson, computer software programmer. Wes studied physics
at CalTech before becoming a firefighter. He holds a B.S. in computer sciences
and taught at Palomar College in San Marcos. He won the Computing Challenge
award of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers in 1998.
- 10:00-10:10 Announcements & Introductions
- 10:10-11:45 "The Y-DNA Utility"
- 11:45-12:45 Lunch
- 12:45-2:00 Individualized help. Please bring your DNA results and password
$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
Sat. August 29, 2015; Sat. October 31, 2015; Sat. January 30, 2016; Sat., April
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