Genetic genealogy is a new and exciting field. The analyzing of DNA test results in conjunction with traditional genealogy methods has helped family researchers confirm their paper trail for their ancestors – even resolving some of those brick walls. It has also helped adoptees find their biological parents and has even helped criminal investigators solve cold cases. It has proven to be a useful tool.
Analyzing your DNA test results and paying attention to those “cousin matches” and their trees can point you in the proper direction where you can focus your search on finding those much-needed records on an elusive ancestor. It can also help you feel confident that your research has been correct if you can see the shared DNA that you have with descendants of that questionable ancestor.
The DNA we have received is a gift from our ancestors and is another piece of evidence to explore and use in our tree building. In this DNA SIG, we will attempt to improve our knowledge of genetic genealogy through various formats: discussions, questions and answers, workshops, presentations and pointing out the many self-help resources available.
Interested members please send your email address to Jay/Kari who will send you a brief survey to gauge experience levels and interests within the group. This will help plan the meetings for the year.
If you would like to attend, and are not currently a member of the DNA SIG, please contact the DNA SIG leader for more information.