DNA Events​

Upcoming DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island Events
Beginning August 2019 our new meeting start time will be 10:30 am
Our current start time is 10 am

Sat Jun 1

2019

2nd Anniversary Members Celebration

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island members will inspire us with their greatest genetic genealogy discoveries of the year. We'll ooh and ah at the DNA fashion show, and party with our DNA food celebration. Prizes will be awarded for the best DNA costume, the best DNA food, and the best gluten-free food.
Join in the fun!

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island at the Sachem Public Library 

Sat Aug 3

2019

Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage is coming in-person

MyHeritage DNA Testing and Results

The MyHeritage DNA test can reveal valuable family history information and tell you more about your origins. MyHeritage DNA provides a detailed ethnicity report where you can see the percentage of your DNA that comes from different populations around the world together with your family events.

MyHeritage's exceptional DNA Matching service, combined with their new DNA tools, The Theory of Family Relativity™ and  AutoClusters, will help you understand how you are related to your matches.

Lecture by: Daniel Horowitz

Daniel Horowitz is the Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage, providing key contributions liaising with genealogy societies, bloggers and media, as well as lecturing, and attending conferences around the world. Dedicated to Genealogy since 1986, Daniel is involved in several crowdsource digitization and transcription projects and holds a board level position at the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA)

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island at the Sachem Public Library 

Sat Sep 7

2019

Strategies to Analyze Endogamous DNA

This lecture will discuss how best to weed out false-positive DNA Matches that test-takers from endogamous groups face daily. Alec will outline the data (both peer-reviewed and crowd-sourced) that demonstrates the unique ways in which endogamous populations match each other. Then, by using visualizations at RootsFinder, DNA Painter, and Genetic Affairs, he will illustrate webs of interrelationships of endogamous test-takers and identify genetic pile-up

regions. Although 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. 

Lecture by: Alec Ferretti

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island at the Sachem Public Library 

Sat Oct 5

2019

Crista Cowan of Ancestry.com is coming in-person, for 2 sessions: 

1) Getting Started with ANCESTRYDNA:

With nearly 15 million people tested, AncestryDNA is the largest DNA network in the world. In this session, you will learn how your test is processed and the basics of genetic inheritance. You will learn what is included with your results and how best to be prepared to use them to the fullest to make personal discoveries. We will also discuss how Ancestry safeguards your privacy through the entire process.

2) Getting the Most Out of Your ANCESTRYDNA Results:

When you took the AncestryDNA test, you joined nearly 15 million other people in the largest DNA network in the world. In this session, you will learn 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.
A professional genealogist since 2002, Christa has been employed by Ancestry since 2004. Known as The Barefoot Genealogist, she has a weekly YouTube show designed to help people discover and tell their family stories.

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island at the Sachem Public Library

Sat Nov 2

2019

Dancing With the Reindeer:

Discovering My Scandinavian Finnish Relatives

description coming soon

Lecture by: Jeanne Bayer

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