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About the DNA SIG

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logo smlOur DNA group aims to help you understand the uses and benefits of DNA testing as it applies to your own family research and to support your research by sharing information and expertise about how to interpret your test results.

At our quarterly meetings we have a guest speaker who shares their own DNA success stories, focussing on how DNA has been useful in solving a particular family tree puzzle or helping to break down a brick wall. There will also be a technical presentation that explores some aspect of DNA testing and how to read and apply DNA results to your genealogy project, as well as exploring the many new tools for analysing DNA. The meetings provide a friendly and informal forum for asking questions about DNA and helping members to understand their own results and how to apply them to their own family tree research.

Through our group we also aim to become active members of the wider Australian and international genetic genealogy community for networking and exchanging ideas.

Anyone is welcome to come along to our meeting and join our mailing list; however, if you are a FHWA member, you can also access the "Members Only" section which will provide valuable resources such as how-to guides and videos of presentations. Further details are available by contacting the convenor at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Meetings & contacts DNA

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logo smlDNA SIG ForumAll and any DNA questions are welcome in the Forum, which is open to everyone to read, but you do need to be a FHWA member to comment and contribute.

We meet every three months, the fourth Saturday afternoon of March, June, September and the 1st Saturday in December, at WAGS Unit 4/48 May Street, Bayswater.  

A $2 donation at the meeting helps to build up funds to purchase additional resources for the library. We hope to see you at one of our meetings soon.

Convenor:      Christine Cavanagh
Email:            SIGS Contacts - Convenors - DNA Interest Group

 

 

NEXT MEETING - You MUST register / book your place to attend.  No booking, no entry !

8th May 2019 :-


Introduction to DNA

Come along and learn about the wonderful world of DNA for family history research.

This is an introductory session for beginners. it includes an overview of DNA Testing and 

"what to do next" once you have done a DNA Test.

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https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=498084

 

22nd June 2019
28th Sept 2019
7th Dec 2019
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DNA Resources

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Resources for learning about DNA for genealogy

KEEPING UP TO DATE

There are further resources in the Members Only Section, which provides detailed how-to instructions for getting started with your DNA results

The FHWA DNA Facebook page has updates and items of interest for FHWA / WAGS members and public visitors.

Link: FHWA DNA SIG

There is an excellent Facebook group, which you have to apply to join, called Using DNA in Genealogy and Family History Research: Australia & NZ. This group is friendly and has many interested and knowledgable members who will help you with your enquiries.

Link: DNA Australia & NZ

GETTING STARTED

This video presentation by Debbie Kennett, a well-known English genetic genealogist, introduces you to the three main types of DNA tests. It is a great introduction to how DNA testing can be used in your family tree research.

DNA for Beginners: The Three Tests

 


Overview

For a clearly written and simple overview of the main topics in DNA, we highly recommend Australian genetic genealogist Louise Coakley  -  http://genie1.com.au/


INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF GENETIC GENEALOGY (ISOGG)

There is a wealth of information available at the website of ISOGG, and membership is free.

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DNA SIG Information of Interest

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Convenor's Reports

 

 

pdfConvenor's Report AGM March 201720.46 KB

 

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