DNA Events​

Upcoming DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island Events
& other local Genetic Genealogy (DNA + Genealogy) lectures

Apr 25

2019

DNA 101

Lecture by: Rhoda Miller,  Ed.D, CG

Apr 27

2019

Finding Lost Family... A Genealogy and DNA Journey
Lecture by: Patricia Ann Kellner

Apr 30

2019

DNA Test: What's It All About
Lecture by: Patricia Ann Kellner

May 1

2019

DNA for Adoptees: or How Instead of a Bicycle, I got a Sister for My Birthday
Lecture by: Chuck Weinstein

May 2

2019

Finding Lost Family... A Genealogy and DNA Journey
Lecture by: Patricia Ann Kellner

German Genealogy Group, Hicksville VFW Hall 

Sat May 4

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 will demonstrate ways to break through that brick wall with problem-solving strategies utilizing records, oral history, photographs, DNA, mapping, and cluster techniques.

Lecture by: Rhoda Miller, Ed.D, CG

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island at the Sachem Public Library  

May 16

2019

DNA Test: What's It All About
Lecture by: Patricia Ann Kellner

May 21

2019

Finding Lost Family... A Genealogy and DNA Journey
Lecture by: Patricia Ann Kellner

May 23

2019

DNA Test: What's It All About
Lecture by: Patricia Ann Kellner

May 25

2019

Finding Lost Family: A Genealogy and DNA Journey

Lecture by: Patricia Ann Kellner

Brentwood Genealogists at the Brentwood Public Library 

May 25

2019

Missing Boyles of Drumcrew
Lecture by: Michael C. Carragher

 Irish Family History Forum (Bethpage Public Library) 

May 28

2019

Finding Family: A Genealogy and DNA Journey

Lecture by: Patricia Ann Kellner

National Archives at New York City

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 

Jun 6

2019

Finding Lost Family... A Genealogy and DNA Journey

Lecture by: Patricia Ann Kellner

Jun 13

2019

DNA Test: What's It All About
Lecture by: Patricia Ann Kellner

 Jun 15

2019

DNA Test: What's It All About

Lecture by: Patricia Ann Kellner

Jun 22

2019

DNA Test: What's It All About

Lecture by: Patricia Ann Kellner

Jun 25

2019

DNA 101

Lecture by: Rhoda Miller,  Ed.D, CG

Sat Aug 3

2019

Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage is coming in-person

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. Employed at Ancestry since 2004, Christa's involvement in family history reaches back to childhood. She frequently speaks at local and national genealogy events around the country. Watch her live show, The Barefoot Genealogist, weekly on the Ancestry YouTube channel at http://ancstry.me/TBGVids.

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 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