Southern California Genealogical Society

DNA Interest Group
ONLINE ONLY from 10 am -12 pm

Meets: Quarterly on the 5th Saturday of most months (check calendar)
Hours: 10 a.m. to 12 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.
Location: 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504
Southern California Genealogy Society building

DNA Interest Group Meeting - ONLINE ONLY
DNA Interest Group Meeting - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 30, 2021

To register for this SPECIAL webinar meeting and pay the $5.50 fee, go to:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

"Success in the Richardson Surname Y-DNA Project"

The Richardson surname stands for the son of Richard. Obviously there will be many different Richard progenitors with different DNA signatures. Last year we had discovered 47 different groups along with a large number of unmatched testers. One group successfully traced their lineage to a Richardson progenitor living in England in 1609. Learn how they worked together to find their ancestor.

Presenter: John Richardson, PhD, Professor Emeritus, UCLA Department of Information Studies, has taught graduate level courses on genealogical information resources. His personal focus is on early 19th-20th century Ohio, especially Belmont, Guernsey, Jefferson, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, and Washington counties as well as earlier 19th century emigration from Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. He is also the Richardson Surname Administrator for Family Tree DNA.

  • 10:00-10:10 Announcements & Introductions
  • 10:10-11:30 Presentation
  • 11:30-12:00 Questions and Answerw

    For more info, contact Bonny Cook, Alice Fairhurst, Megan Lee and Kathy Johnston at

    Future Meetings in 2021/2022:
    To be held quarterly on the 5th Saturday of the month from 10:00 - 2:00.
    January 29, 2022, April 30, 2022, July 30, 2022.

    SCGS sponsors two projects through Family Tree DNA. Call 713-868-1438 or order online at:
    " SCGS project for ANY SURNAME,
    " French Heritage project,

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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

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.