DNA Group News and Topics of Interest


1. A Virtual DNA meeting will be held on Thursday, Sep 17, 2020 at 7 pm.

Details concerning online connection will be sent to Members of MCGS by email within one week before the meeting.
You do not need to use the link below to get the link to connect to the meeting if you are a MCGS Member.

Members of the Public can receive an invitation by clicking

 Request to Access MCGS DNA Group Meeting

This month's meeting is devoted to

Sharing Experiences with DNA and Genealogy

Come prepared to share with us your DNA Surprises, Success Stories, Problems, Strategies and Problems.

We have some stories lined up, but we encourage you to come and share your experiences. The more, the merrier.

2. A video of our last DNA meeting featuring

Painting Your Chromosomes by Anita McPherson, and

DNA Facebook Groups by Sierra Pope

is available on our Video Links page for members only.

Here are some links that cover some of the material from that meeting.

a. DNA Painter

b. An Introduction to DNA Painter (Jonny Perl)

c. Mapping Your Chromosomes With DNA Painter (Blaine Bettinger)

3. A video of the a presentation by Nancy Evans on Organize Your DNA Matches - Tips & Techniques given at the DNA meeting on Thursday, July 23, 2020 is now available to watch.

Click on the link below to access it.

It will take a while to load, so be patient.

Organize Your DNA Matches -Tips & Techniques

Here are some other links that might be useful.

1. Targeted DNA Testing - Diahan Southard

2. What's New at Ancestry - Crista Cowan

3. Opening the Ancestry DNA Toolbox - Jacqi Stevens

4. AncestryDNA's Dot System - Diahan Southard

5. Dealing with Your Matches and New Features at AncestryDNA - Nancy Evans

4. Blog Spot

Find out about the latest trends in DNA and Genealogy by reading the

Latest Blog Posts (updated 9/10/2020)

Posts for previous months, click
here.


5.
Check out the Handouts covering various topics of interest to this group which can be accessed here.

The following are new ones giving links to blog posts, videos and more, on current topics.

X-DNA Testing and Matching, DNA and Tree Associating, Y DNA Links, Ancestry ThruLines,   Auto Clusters,   Chromosome Painting & Visual PhasingUsing GEDmatch, New Features at Ancestry, and New Features at MyHeritage.

6. Useful DNA Video Lectures
a)  Videos from lectures given at  "Who Do You Think You Are" conferences held in Birmingham, England.
b)  Videos from Genetic Genealogy Ireland conferences.
c)  Videos of the Sessions at RootsTech 2019


7. DNA Tools

a) AncestryDNA Helper App for chrome browser

b) MedBetterDNA App for chrome browser

c) Autosomal DNA Analysis Tools by Tim Janzen

8. Resources
a) A good resource has been provided by Kitty Cooper as 'DNA Newbie FAQ'

b)
Stream a video on "DNA for Beginners: The Three Tests" by Debbie Kennett.

c) Kelly Wheaton offers a "Beginners Guide to Genetic Genealogy"

d) CeCe Moore has a four part series on "DNA Testing for Genealogy"

e)
FTDNA eBook "Interpreting Genetic Genealogy Results"

f) John A. Blair provides a basic discussion with "DNA 101"

g) Donna Rutherford provides "DNA - What, when, how, why - FAQ's for beginners"

h) Discussion of "ICW vs. Triangulation" (download)

i) Which DNA tests to take - “Which DNA testing company should I use?”,
      “Sorting out the DNA Tests Available for Genealogy” , and
      "The Best DNA Ancestry Testing Kit"

j) Tips for Using GEDmatch

k) A video on GEDmatch basics from Angie Bush

l) A beginners guide to "DNA Genealogy Using GEDmatch"

m) Basics of DNA "Focus University: Understand DNA in 10 Minutes".

n) This has recommendations that some would argue with, "A Practical Guide to Using Autosomal DNA (atDNA) for Genealogical Purposes"


o) Handout for Downloading and Uploading Your DNA Data

p) Visual Phasing by Blaine Bettinger

q) Links to "Finding Biological Family With DNA Testing" (download)

r) References for X-DNA Testing and Matching
(download)

s) Links to "Finding Lisa" story (download)

t) Lots of information, courtesy of NIH, on Genetics

u) Lots of useful links on "ISOGG Wiki" This has an interesting discussion of "Identical by Descent"

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