DNA Events​

Upcoming DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island Events

Meetings begin promptly at 10:30 am

(Be in your seat on time to be eligible to win a door prize)

Sat Nov 2

2019

Dancing with Reindeer:

Discovering My Nordic Family with the Help of DNA 

Do you have an ancestor whose story has lived in your imagination for years? Has it become a passion of yours to discover if that story is real or fiction?

Armed with a lifetime of family stories, letters, and U.S. created documents; Jeanne Bayer felt like she all her ducks in a row to begin her search. She quickly discovered that Nordic/Scandinavian family history research has some unique difficulties, including a language barrier and an unusual naming system. After coming up empty with her search, Jeanne turned to DNA testing.

Discover how DNA revealed her Finnish ancestors’ past - a past, undocumented in the paper trail she generated throughout her life in America. Without DNA testing, Jeanne would likely have spent a lifetime searching for an ancestor she would never be able to find.  

Lecture by: Jeanne Bayer

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island at the Sachem Public Library

Sat Jan 4

2020

Help, I've opened a DNA can of worms!
A panel of speakers will discuss the DNA surprises they uncovered and how they handled the challenges that resulted from their discoveries.

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island at the Sachem Public Library

Sat Feb 1

2020

RootsFinder webinar
RootsFinder offers cutting-edge tools that will help you with both your family tree and DNA analysis. Developer, Dallan Quass will be interacting with us in a live webinar to teach us how to use this excellent product. A Question & Answer session will follow the presentation. Come learn how to use this amazing tool to solve your DNA challenges.

Lecture by: Dallan Quass

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island at the Sachem Public Library 

Sat Mar 7

2020

A Matter of Standards: DNA and the Genealogical Proof Standard 

As a type of genealogical evidence, DNA is both unique and very mainstream. Despite its differences, we also need to apply tried and true genealogical criteria to the use of DNA test results in genealogy in order to meet the Genealogical Proof Standard. This begins with reasonably exhaustive research and incorporates good citation practices, thorough analysis and correlation of data, and resolution of conflicts, all of which are essential if we are to reach a sound conclusion.

Lecture by: Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist,  JD, CG, CGL

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island at the Sachem Public Library

Sat Apr 4

2020

Bring Your Family Tree and Find Your DNA Cousins Day
Members will be bringing a stand-alone tri-fold version of their family tree. We'll walk around the room to see if others, among us, share our ancestors.
Exciting cousin connections are sure to be made! 

Additionally, Patricia Ann Kellner will present a mini-lecture about Ancestry's ThruLines and MyHeritage's Theory of Family Relativity. These tools will help you identify your DNA match connections.

Registration is REQUIRED for this special event.

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island at the Sachem Public Library

Sat May 2

2020

Caitlin Hollander

Info coming soon...

Registration is REQUIRED for this special event.

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island at the Sachem Public Library

Sat Jun 6

2020

3rd Annual DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island Members Celebration
Put it on your calendar and join us for this very special day for our members.
DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island members will share a short lecture of their greatest DNA victory of the year. Come hear their wonderful stories. 
We're also feasting at our food fest. Members are asked to bring an ethnic food item from one of your DNA ancestral ethnicities. Gluten-free dishes are also requested. Lastly, members will be showing off their DNA clothing or accessory item in our annual DNA fashion show. Prizes will be awarded for the best ethnic food dish, the best DNA food, the best gluten-free food, the best DNA costume, and more. 

Registration is REQUIRED for this special event.

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island at the Sachem Public Library

Registration required. Registration opens 20 days before the event.