Friday, July 24, 2015

INFORMATION ON DNA TESTING COMPANIES AND THIRD PARTY TOOL SITES

This is a slide from the DNA presentation that I have prepared for the 26 July 2015 GENCOM meeting.  This is a graphic representation of the three testing companies and two third party tool sites.  The lines and arrows show the different ways and costs of transferring your raw data files to other other DNA sites.  The advantage to this is that your results are compared to a different data base (different testers), therefore you get more matches.  Plus, you get additional tools with FTDNA, GedMatch, and DNAGedcom that can be used to analyze your test results.  Come to our meeting Sunday and learn more about this and other helpful hints to enable you to use your DNA results to find more DNA cousins.

GENCOM DNA INTEREST GROUP WORKSHOP

GENCOM will hold a DNA Interest Group Workshop on Wednesday following our July meeting on Genetic Genealogy. 
The purpose of this workshop is to work together with interested individuals to answer any questions they have about DNA testing and to assist those individuals who have tested in analyzing their test results and contacting their matches.  This meeting is free and open to the public.

Monday, July 13, 2015

GENCOM MEETING TO BE ON GENETIC GENEALOGY


The next meeting of the GENCOM Genealogical Computer Society will be a teaching on DNA testing.  We will cover the basics of DNA testing and learn which test you need to purchase to solve for your particular genealogical research quest.  We will also proved information on the steps to take in analyzing your DNA test results and locating your DNA cousins.