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About the DNA Group

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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.

We have regular meetings that cover a variety of topics such as ; guest speakers 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, technical presentations of various aspects of DNA testing, how to interpret DNA results, exploring the DNA tools and other current topics.

Anyone is welcome to our meetings, join our mailing list and our Facebook group. 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   .

Our FB DNA Special Interest group https://www.facebook.com/groups/fhwaDNAsig/  is our main forum for helping people and sharing information. 

Last Updated on Monday, 27 July 2020 22:04

Meetings & contacts - DNA SIG

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Please join our DNA SIG Facebook Group


Convenor:    Christine Cavanagh

Email:            SIGS Contacts - Convenors - DNA Interest Group



 View all meeting dates, and book your place here  FAMILY HISTORY WA Events



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DNA Resources

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


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 


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/

Blaine T Bettinger  is very highly regarded in genetic genealogy and following his blog is recommended  The Genetic Genealogist -  http://thegeneticgenealogist.com/


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

Before You Buy - Check out these tips from ISOGG before you consider testing

Beginners Guide - links to blogs and articles for newbies

Testing Comparison Chart - comprehensive chart showing all the main testing companies and comparing the costs involved, the size of their databases, what happens to your DNA sample, and a wealth of other information that will help you to make an informed choice

DNA relationship charts - showing how much DNA is shared between relatives, which is invaluable for working out relationships between test matches  


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DNA SIG Information of Interest

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 Convenor's Report AGM March 2020 

 Convenor's Report AGM March 2019 

 Convenor's Report AGM March 2018

 pdfConvenor's Report AGM March 201720.46 KB






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