The purpose of the DNA Interest Group is to explore the use of DNA as a genealogical tool. The goal will be to help members understand and incorporate current DNA testing strategies and standards into their personal genealogy.

Leader: Mic Barnette –

When: 3rd Thursday of each month (September -> May) from 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Where: J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, Hamon room on the 5th floor

DGS members and others interested in DNA as a genealogical search strategy are invited to participate.   Please help us know which companies and tests you are using.  Please complete this brief survey.

Look below the program schedule for various DNA resources.

2017 – 2018 DNA Program Schedule

September 21, 2017
  • Update and overview of DNA testing companies: LivingDNA, Gen2.0, FTDNA, AncestryDNA, 23andMe, and MyHeritageDNA. – Mic Barnette
October 19, 2017
  •  Differences in ethnicity results among the DNA testing companies. – Mic Barnette and Jean Larson
November 16, 2017
  •  Report from the FTDNA Project Administrators’ Conferences. – Mic Barnette
  • A Look at FTDNA Non-surname projects. – Jean Larson
December 21, 2017
  •  Using GedMatch, a review and a look at the new tools. – Mic Barnette
January 18, 2018
  •  How I solved a problem proving an ancestor with DNA. – Jean Larson
  • A look at Swedish records.
February 22, 2018
  •  “Incorporating DNA Evident in a Written Conclusion.” Chapter 8, Genetic Genealogy in Practice by Debbie Parker Wayne and Blaine Bettinger.  – Barbara Ware
March 22, 2018
April 19, 2018
May 17, 2018


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Meeting Presentations