DNA Group News and Topics of Interest
1. The next meeting will be on Thursday Nov 16, 2017 at 7 pm at the LDS Church.
This will be an Introduction to DNA Testing for Beginners.
This will be useful for those considering buying a DNA test during the Holiday discount season.
It will provide the information you need to decide what test to buy and what company to buy the test from.
It will cover the three main types of DNA test -
Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA, and Autosomal DNA.
Most of the DNA companies will be offering sales on their tests for Thanksgiving.
If this is your first Autosomal test, I recommend that you start with AncestryDNA, and later add a test from one of the other companies.
Here are some links
There are some useful links in the Resources section below, especially the ones in the h) Resources section.
Family Tree DNA
Please contact Vernon Smith if you would like to request a topic for a future meeting.
2. 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.
3. Blog Spot
Latest suggestions (updated 11/10/2017)
Posts for previous months, click here.
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.
t) Links to "Finding Lisa" story (download)
u) Lots of information, courtesy of NIH, on Genetics
Please send comments or suggestions to Vernon Smith
Note that I am available to answer your questions when I volunteer at the Family History Center (LDS Church) on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 6 pm to 9 pm.