DNA Interest Group Meeting
Sunday, February 26, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
at the SCGS Library
Topic: Dear Distant Cousin: The Role of DNA and a Good Paper Trail
This presentation will examine case studies that were solved by combining autosomal DNA and genealogical records.
Presenter: John Richardson, PhD, Professor, UCLA Department of Information Studies, has taught college 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
· 10:10-11:45 Dear Distant Cousin: The Role of DNA and a Good Paper Trail
· 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
For more info, contact Bonny Cook, Alice Fairhurst, and Kathy Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the regular meeting from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., DNA speakers and those who can help educate others with DNA testing at any company are encouraged to attend. Roundtable discussions include how to work with group projects, planning for the DNA interest group, and news within the field of genetic genealogy.
SCGS sponsors two projects through Family Tree DNA. Call 713-868-1438 or order online at:
· SCGS project for ANY SURNAME, http://goo.gl/WGxC1X
· French Heritage project, http://goo.gl/UUcDXX
Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504
Cross street: Glenoaks Blvd.