23 March 2014

[CA-SCGS] DNA Interest Group Meeting March 29

DNA Interest Group Meetings
Southern California Genealogical Society
Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504

(818) 843-7247

DNA Interest Group Meeting:
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the SCGS Library
Sat., March 29 – Overcoming Brick Walls with DNA
Presenter: Cheri Mello
Cheri was a math teacher and moderator for the former America Online Genealogy Forum where she hosted for the forum's weekly Portuguese Chat. Currently, she lectures DNA, genealogy software, as well as Portuguese genealogy.

10:00-10:10 Announcements & Introductions
10:10-11:15 "Overcoming Brick Walls with DNA"
11:15-11:45 Questions & Answers
11:45-12:45 Lunch
12:45-1:30 Individualized help

Please bring your DNA results and password if needed.
$5.00 donation is suggested for attendance. Individualized help will be available after lunch 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 additional information contact either
Bonny Cook at cookdna@earthlink.net (310) 375-8983 or
Kathy Johnston at kjohns7900@aol.com (310) 213-1207.

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 DNA Interest Group Meetings:
May 31, 2014
August 30, 2014
November 29, 2014

Sat., May 31, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the SCGS Library
The Autosomal DNA Segment Analyzer (ADSA)
Presenter: Don Worth. Retired Assistant Vice-Chancellor of Administrative Information Systems from UCLA. Don Worth enjoys building websites and tools for organizations he supports.

In the last three years autosomal testing has increased in popularity and there has been increasing need for tools to help people interpret their data. Found at the site DNAGedcom.com, ADSA is a tool developed by Don Worth, that presents a visual representation of matching DNA segments on a single page from data downloaded from Family Tree DNA or 23andMe. It has been especially helpful for adoptees who are searching for their roots.

June 5, 2014 - Family History and DNA: Genetic Genealogy in 2014: The Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) and the International Society for Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) jointly announce that the Family History and DNA: Genetic Genealogy in 2014 will be held all day Thursday, June 5, 2014, in conjunction with the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree. This DNA conference is just one of many activities held during the weekend of June 5 through June 8, 2014. The
conference will be held at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA. More information at www.genealogyjamboree.com.

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

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