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DNA Group Meeting

  • January 17, 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • LDS Church, 220 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael

The next DNA meeting will be on Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 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.

This will be followed by a discussion of the Latest Tools for Analyzing Your DNA Matches. This is an exciting time with new or updated tools being released at a rapid pace. The discussion will include Automatic Clustering from Genetic Affairs, and the new version of the DNAGedcom Client, which implement the Leeds Method of Color Clustering. These provide a fun visual technique to see which matches belong to which family line.

Links to posts and videos are available in this Auto Clustering Handout.

For those of you who may have received your first DNA kits this Holiday season, we are planning to devote the February meeting to Getting Started with AncestryDNA - the Basics. This is intended to help beginners understand what they see when they logon to AncestryDNA for the first time. There is more than just an estimate of your ethnicity.

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.

Please contact Vernon Smith to suggest a topic for a future meeting.


We meet each month (mostly) to discuss all aspects of Genetic Genealogy, and to provide a forum for discussion as well as time for answering any related questions.

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