02 April 2017

[CA--SCGS] DNA Interest Group--Saturday, April 29, 2017

DNA Interest Group Meeting 
Saturday, April 29, 2017
 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
at the SCGS Library
Topic: Deciphering the Letters of DNA Soup
Have you ever wondered about the four types of DNA used in genetic genealogy? Learn about the types of DNA tests sold by Family Tree DNA:  Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA, and the Family Finder test which includes both the autosomal and X chromosome tests.  Cheri will demonstrate how DNA overcame a brick wall that stood since the 1950s, and a case involving the unknown parentage of two sisters.

Presenter: Cheri Mello has been active in genealogy for 25 years and regularly gives presentations about the use of DNA. She runs five DNA projects and manages mailing lists involving Portuguese-Azorean genealogy. She teaches math and music. She was a National Board Certified teacher and holds a Masters in Education. 

                     ·         10:00-10:10     Announcements & Introductions

                     ·         10:10-11:45     Presentation

                     ·         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 dna@scgsgenealogy.com
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
   (818) 843-7247    
  Cross street: Glenoaks Blvd.







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