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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 WAGS 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 dna@wags.org.au

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 January 2017 08:52

Meetings & contacts DNA

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

We meet every three months, the first Saturday afternoon of March, June, September and 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:      Cate Pearce
Email:            SIGS Contacts - Convenors - DNA Interest Group

NEXT MEETING

3rd June 2pm

Topic: GEDMATCH basics

Our technical presentation will be about how to use the basics of GEDMATCH, which is a website that allows anyone who has tested at any DNA testing company to upload their raw DNA data. Gedmatch allows you to find more genetic cousins and to use a great variety of tools for DNA analysis. We'll have a look at a few of the more useful tools, such as the One to Many tool and the One to One tool.

Guest Speaker: Sandy Haywood
Sandy will share how she has used DNA in her own research to solve some family questions regarding paternity, the trouble with twins, and using the Lazurus tool on Gedmatch to recreate the DNA of a family member.

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Last Updated on Monday, 29 May 2017 08:41

DNA Resources

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Resources for learning about DNA for genealogy

GETTING STARTED

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

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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 January 2017 08:53

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