Genetic Genealogy is the use of DNA testing to aide traditional genealogical research. It does not replace research, but helps prove or disprove its accuracy. All records are man-made and subject to errors. Since time began our ancestors have taken in the neighbor’s children to raise when needed and no records exist for all those “adoptions.” For these reasons our research cannot and does not always reflect our lineage accurately. Now Genetic Genealogy can help. Visit our classes and learn more.
The DNA Interest Group is divided into a Beginner’s group and a more advanced group. Each has their own schedule with four meetings per year, and both are facilitated by Emily Aulicino (e-mail: Aulicino@hevanet.com). Presentations cover all aspects of Genetic Genealogy with a focus on the basics for the beginner’s class and more advanced techniques for the more advanced group. Each meeting attempts to provide a forum for discussion as well as time for answering any related questions. Meetings are held at the GFO Library, with the Beginner’s class (listed as DNA Basics on the GFO Calendar) scheduled for February, May, August and November, and the more advanced class (listed as DNA Advanced on the GFO Calendar) scheduled for January, April, July, and October.
Presentations cover all aspects of Genetic Genealogy and provide a forum for discussion as well as time for answering any related questions.
Visit the GFO Calendar and click on the DNA Interest Group for the current agenda.
The following are some of the topics which may be covered over the year, but not in this order.
The GFO DNA Project was created in November 2005 in conjunction with Family Tree DNA to provide a temporary “home” for anyone who wishes to test (member or non-member of GFO) and to receive group rates. Testing through GFO provides a small income to help support the GFO General Fund. Complete the steps below in order to join the GFO project.
For questions email Emily at Aulicino@hevanet.com