Previous Meetings

Want to know what you've been missing...here's a list of previous lectures

Oct 5

2019

Crista Cowan of AncestryDNA

The DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island was pleased to present Ancestry.com’s own Barefoot Genealogist, Crista Cowan. 

Crista’s first presentation, Getting Started with AncestryDNA

focused on learning how your test is processed and the basics of genetic inheritance. Also discussed was what is included with your results and how best to be prepared to use them to the fullest to make personal discoveries. Crista explained how Ancestry safeguards your privacy through the entire process.

Crista’s second presentation was titled Getting the Most Out of Your AncestryDNA Results

Attendees learned about how to use your DNA Match List and other tools that Ancestry provides to use this powerful piece of genealogical evidence to continue to make new family history discoveries.

Speaker: Michael C. Carragher

Sep 7

2019

Strategies to Analyze Endogamous DNA

This lecture discussed how best to weed out false-positive DNA Matches that test-takers from endogamous groups face daily. Alec outlined the data (both peer-reviewed and crowd-sourced) that demonstrated the unique ways in which endogamous populations match each other. Then, by using visualizations at RootsFinder, DNA Painter, and Genetic Affairs, he illustrated webs of interrelationships of endogamous test-takers and identify genetic pile-up regions. Alec stated there is no surefire method as of yet to remove false matches, by having a better understanding of endogamy, we can better analyze match data.

Speaker: Alec Ferretti

Jun 1

2019

2nd Anniversary Members Celebration

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island members inspired us with their greatest genetic genealogy discoveries of the year. We enjoyed the DNA fashion show and partied with our food celebration. Prizes were awarded for the best DNA costume, the best DNA food, and the best gluten-free food, and more.

It was a great event!


Aug 3

2019

MyHeritage DNA Testing and Results

Daniel Horowitz discussed the wide array of tools available for DNA analysis found at MyHeritage including Smart Matches™ and the Theory of Family Relativity™. He also covered autoclusters and the chromosome browser to determine just how you are related to those cousin matches that pop up. Daniel gave an in-depth review of how to best use MyHeritage's DNA tools. For those who have tested elsewhere and have considered uploading your results to MyHeritage, this lecture gave an idea of what MyHeritage offers that may not be found with other platforms.

Speaker: Daniel Horowitz

Apr 6

2019

She Has Her Mother's Laugh

Award-winning, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer discussed his bestselling history of our understanding of heredity, a profoundly original perspective on what we pass along from generation to generation. 

Speaker: Carl Zimmer

May 3

2019

Did My Great-Grandmother Have A Family?

A Documents and DNA Case Study

Do you have a “floating” female ancestor that cannot be attached to a larger tree? This case study demonstrated ways to break through that brick wall with problem-solving strategies utilizing records, oral history, photographs, DNA, mapping, and cluster techniques.

Speaker: Rhoda Miller, Ed.D, CG

Jan 5

2019

Pay it Forward

Members Helping Friends with the Basics

Feb 2

2019

Sex Lies & DNA

Speaker: Suzanne Danet

Nov 3

2018

Non-Autosomal DNA: X, Y, and Mitochondrial

Speaker: Dr. Richard Haberstroh

Sep 1

2018

Ask the Experts

Panel of Speakers

Oct 6

2018

DNA for Adoptees, or How, Instead of a Bike, I Got a Sister for My Birthday

Speaker: Chuck Weinstein

Jun 2

2018

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island First Anniversary Celebration

Speakers: DGGLI Members, DNA Fashion Show, DNA Food Festival... GREAT time of fun and celebration!

May 5

2018

DNA Painter

Speaker: Blaine Bettinger (YouTube video) & Panel Discussion: Patricia Ann Kellner, Jeanne Bayer, Carol Poulos

Mar 3

2018

Sorting Out Your Cousins Using GEDmatch

Speaker: Susan Jaycox Murphy

Apr 7

2018

Working Smarter with Your AncestryDNA Results

Speaker: Suzanne Danet

Feb 3

2018

Enhancing Collaboration and Roles on DNA Results

Speaker: Anna Swayne of Ancestry.com (Skype presentation)

Jan 6

2018

Setting Your DNA Goals

Michael C. Carragher

Dec 2

2017

Member Presentations

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island members

Nov 4

2017

Navigating the Interfaces of 5 DNA Websites for Best Results

Speaker: Janeen Bjork

Oct 7

2017

Genome Mate Pro

Speaker: Patricia Ann Kellner

Sep 2

2017

Raw Data Saving and Transferring

Speaker: Michael C. Carragher

Sep 2

2017

Triangulation versus In Common With

Speaker: Patricia Ann Kellner

Aug 5

2017

Chromosome Browsers

Speaker: Patricia Ann Kellner

Aug 5

2017

Comparing DNA Predicted Relationships with your Genealogy Tree

Speaker: Susan Jaycox Murphy

Jul 1

2017

Ethnicity Estimates

Speaker: Susan Jaycox Murphy

Jul 1

2017

X-DNA

Speaker: Patricia Ann Kellner

Jun 3

2017

Relationship Estimates

Speaker: Patricia Ann Kellner

Jun 3

2017

Guidelines to Better Understanding your DNA Test Results

Speaker: Michael C. Carragher