26 May 2010

DNA Interest Group Meeting – 10:00 am-2:00 p.m.

Join us at the SCGS Library, 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, for a day dedicated to genetic genealogy -- using DNA in genealogy.

Sat, May 29, 2010 – Uncovering Prehistory's Mysteries through your own DNA

Presenter: Kathy Johnston, DNA Interest Team

1) To demonstrate how the Internet can help you find DNA of related people, both dead and alive
2)To introduce some DNA haplotypes that might carry ancient secrets
3)To dispel myths about ancient history and then replace with new stories (may be controversial)
4) To show how to have fun integrating your own DNA information with what is known about history, archaeology, population genetics and anthropology.

$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. A drawing will be held for a $30 discount certificate for ordering a DNA test. Brown bag or join us for pizza for an additional $5.00.

For additional information contact Alice Fairhurst, at alicefairhurst@gmail.com or call (626) 331-4791.

If you are an FTDNA DNA Project Administrator or Co-administrator, you may participate in the Roundtable discussion for learning how to better manage your project which takes place directly after the regular meeting from 2-4pm.

CURRENT Project Group Prices for DNA TESTING for ANY SURNAME through SCGS (we can test any surname from any country):

Males (father’s line only)
Y-DNA37 $149
Y-DNA67 $239

Males (father’s and mother’s line)
Y-DNA37 + mtDNAPlus $269
Y-DNA67 + mtDNAPlus $369

Females (mother’s line only)
mtDNA $99
mtDNAPlus $159

Family Finder (traces through all 16 great-grandparents) $289.00
Shipping & Handling: $4.00 (inside the USA), $6.00 (outside the USA)

To order, call Family Tree DNA at 713-868.1438 and ask to join the SCGS project or order online at:


When your results come in, we will automatically join you to your surname and haplogroup project.

If you’ve already ordered a test, be sure to watch for upgrade Sales on your personal page at FTDNA under My Account for Special Offers-Sales. You don’t have to take a new test to upgrade.

Bargain Alert: Family Tree University

Sign up for any online course with coupon code SCGS15 and get 15% off tuition. You can use the discount on as many courses as you like now through July 31.

Class topics range from census research to land records to online genealogy -- see a full list at http://www.familytreeuniversity.com/courses/view-all-courses.

FTU courses take place from the comfort of your computer. Within each course, you determine the best time to "go to class," participate in discussions, or drop by the site just to chat. The feedback you get on your assignments will come from expert instructors who frequently write and teach on the course topic.

The coaching you receive will be invaluable in helping you to trace those elusive family lines. You'll be taught how to keep from going down dead ends and how to break down brick walls.

Family Tree University will also provide benefits to SCGS as a whole dependent upon the number of SCGS members who sign up.

So help yourself and help your Society through this discounted offer.

16 May 2010

SCGS - The News & Notes Available Online

The Spring issue of The News & Notes is available on the SCGS website. The newsletter can be read by the general public at no cost. Read the issue here.