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There will be no Virtual DNA meeting in November because we are having our Virtual General Meeting on the 3rd Thursday.

The next DNA meeting will be on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 7 pm at the LDS Church. 

This will be a workshop meeting on Evaluating Shared DNA.

The topics to be covered include,

1. Shared Ethnicity
2. Shared cM
3. Genetic Equivalence
4. Shared Matches
5. Joint Probabilities
6. Relationship Scenarios

At the end of each segment there will be a test example for the audience to try to see if they are understanding the concept. The presenter will then cover how the example might be answered. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions.

The format of this workshop will loosely follow that used by Paul Woodbury in the Family Tree Webinar, Evaluating Shared DNA. Note that you will need a subscription to watch this webinar.

It will be helpful to have the following link open in your browser during the presentation.


Members  can access a complete list of Zoom links for all upcoming meetings by clicking the link on the Home page,  or by clicking here.  (Login required.)


Check out the DNA Group Handouts Archive covering various topics of interest to this group.

Blog Spot

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

Latest Blog Posts (updated 11/9/2021)

Posts for previous months, click here.

Info for Beginners: Understanding Your Ancestry DNA Results

A Guide to Understanding Your Ancestry DNA Results, a two part video series.

Video one:  A Tour of Ancestry DNA and Working with Matches

Video two:  Filtering, Sorting, ThruLines, and Custom Groups for AncestryDNA Matches

Note that these videos are large files and will take some time to load.  If you click on the link and it opens in your browser, this is only a preview, and to see the video in full resolution, you will need to download it and then open it with the video app. on your device.

DNA Tools

a) AncestryDNA Helper App for chrome browser

b) MedBetterDNA App for chrome browser

c) Autosomal DNA Analysis Tools by Tim Janzen

DNA Video Lectures

Videos from lectures given at "Who Do You Think You Are" conferences held in Birmingham, England.

Videos from Genetic Genealogy Ireland Conferences.

Videos of the Sessions at RootsTech 2019.


Kitty Cooper's DNA Newbie FAQ

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

Kelly Wheaton offers a "Beginners Guide to Genetic Genealogy"

Cece Moore has a four part series on "DNA Testing for Genealogy"

FTDNA eBook "Interpreting Genetic Genealogy Results"

John A Blair provides a basic discussion with "DNA 101"

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

Margaret O'Brien offers "How to Use AncestryDNA Matches – a Comprehensive Guide"

Discussion of  "ICW vs. Triangulation" (download)

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"

Tips for Using Gedmatch Tips for Using GEDmatch

Angie Bush's Gedmatch Basics  A video on GEDmatch basics from Angie Bush

Beginners Guide to  "DNA Genealogy Using GEDmatch"

Handout for "How to Add DNA Matches to Your Ancestry Tree"

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

Handout for Downloading and Uploading Your DNA Data

Visual Phasing By Blaine Bettinger

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

References for X-DNA Testing and Matching (download)

Links to  "Finding Lisa" story (download)

Lots of information, courtesy of NIH, on Genetics

Lots of useful links on "ISOGG Wiki" 

This has an interesting discussion of "Identical by Descent"

Please send questions, comments, or suggestions for future meeting topics to Vernon Smith.
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