1. The next meeting will be on Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 7 pm at the LDS Church.In the first part of the meeting we will again have an open forum where members will be able to ask questions and share their stories of successes or difficulties that they have encountered while pursuing Genetic Genealogy. Come prepared to participate.
We have members with a range of experience levels and we want to accommodate everyone, so come and ask your questions or share your experiences no matter what level you are at.
If you have something that you would like explained, do not be afraid to ask. We encourage everyone to speak out, no matter what level of experience they have. Those with more experience love the opportunity to discuss these issues, and we all learn something.
In the second half of the meeting, Anita McPherson will lead a discussion about using the What Are The Odds tool at the website DNA Painter, which uses the shared cM of several matches to figure out how a particular match may be related to the others.
The following links discuss the recent updates released by AncestryDNA and MyHeritage, and the opportunities they afford to us, and the utility of MyHeritage tools to determine how your matches are related.
Ancestry 2018 Ethnicity Update
Finally, Ancestry's New Ethnicity Estimates
Major Enhancement to AncestryDNA's Ethnicity Estimates
MyHeritage Now Accepts LivingDNA and 23andMe V5 Transfer Results and Partners with European Retailer
MyHeritage now Supports 23andMe version 5 and LivingDNA Uploads
MyHeritage now accepts transfers from LivingDNA and 23andMe but will soon start charging for some features
MyHeritage DNA announces a new results filtering – how does it work?
MyHeritage DNA Matching: Excellent Enhancement
Major Upgrade to the MyHeritage Chromosome Browser for Better Exploration of DNA Matches
Please contact Vernon Smith if you would like to request a topic for this or any other meeting.
2. We have a number of Handouts covering various topics of interest to this group which can be accessed here.
A Y DNA Testing Links Handout is now available.
5. DNA Tools
a) AncestryDNA Helper App for chrome browser
b) MedBetterDNA App for chrome browser
c) Autosomal DNA Analysis Tools by Tim Janzen