Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society
Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society

DNA Committee of FCGHS

The DNA Committee shall inform and educate members about DNA resources and processes for genealogical and historical information. (Society By-Laws)

 
Genetic Genealogy
Breaking through your Brick Walls with DNA
 
DNA testing has exploded onto the genealogy world stage and has given us a dynamic new tool that can take your research from “Dead End” to “On the Road Again”.
Central Ohio DNA Interest Group - Monthly
 
Date:  Meets the 3rd Wednesday each month
 
Where: Columbus Main Library; 96 S. Grant Ave, Columbus OH, 3rd Floor Room 3B
 
Time:  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Free
Contacts: FCGHS: Ph: 614-849-1239    Email: TFCGHS@gmail.com.
                 CML:     Ph: 614-645-2ASK (2275)
 
Upcoming DNA Interest Group Topics:
 
Weds. 21 Sep 2016 - Ethnicity Estimates: Can You Rely on Them?  Why Don't They Agree? by  Kathleen Reed - She has tested at all three of the major companies.  They all agree she's between 98 - 99.7% European.  But, why don't they agree on the ethnicity breakdown?  Ancestry estimates 34% Scandinavian, 23andMe - 1.1% Scandinavian, and FTDNA - 19% Scandinavian?  Her extensive paper trail doesn't include an ancestor from Scandinavia.  How can this be?
 
Kathleen will discuss how ethnicity estimates are determined and computed, what you can believe, and what you should take with a "grain of salt."
 
Weds. 16 Nov 2016:  GEDmatch.com Lazarus Tool:  Gayle Glick will demonstrate how to recreate the genome of a deceased ancestor using the DNA test results from brothers, sisters, siblings of that ancestor.
Upcoming Central Ohio DNA Workshops
 
2016 Fall DNA Workshops & Dates:
 
Sunday Sep 18, 2016 – Introduction to Genetic Genealogy – Just Beginning: Discover how DNA testing has exploded onto the genealogy world stage and created a dynamic new tool that can take your research from “Dead End” to “On the road again”. 
 
Sunday Oct 2, 2016 – Intermediate – Understanding your DNA Test Results: Designed for those with DNA Test Results who need guidance understanding the numbers.
 
Sunday,Oct 9, 2016 – Advanced – Utilizing 3rd Party Tools to Analyze Your Autosomal DNA Test Results:  Family Tree DNA Family Finder, 23andMe, & AncestryDNA
 
Times: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    
LOCATION: CML Main Library
         96 S. Grant St., Columbus OH
                  
WHERE: - 3rd Floor Meeting Room  3A
 
FREE, but seating is limited, please register.
 
Register: 28 days prior to Workshop Online at www.columbuslibrary.org, Go to “Events” and click “Genealogy” and input date of the Workshop above or by calling 614-645-2275.
 
Sponsored by:  The Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society (FCGHS)
 
Contacts: FCGHS: Ph: 614-849-1239     Email: TFCGHS@gmail.com
                 CML:     Ph: 614-645-2ASK (2275)
 

 
 
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