UGA DNA

Purpose and Vision Statement

The Utah Genealogical Association DNA seeks to provide genealogical information, sources and education through personal instruction and published media on family history topics while promoting high standards and ethical practices.


Annual UGA DNA Members Meeting

Presented by Irene Rossman and Alexa Corcoran on 8 December 2020.

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Irene Rossman and Alexa CorcoranOur annual UGA DNA Special Interest Group End of Year Meeting is a time that the volunteers and UGA membership get together to discuss what has been accomplished, what we hope to accomplish, and the people who helped us achieve so much! All UGA members will have an opportunity to give and voice their opinions as we discuss topics affecting the group’s activity for the upcoming year including our budget, advertising, presenters contacted, and future plans. Please join us so we can all work together to improve our DNA Special Interest Group.

Please share this url with your friends and collegues who might be interested in attending: https://ugagenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=378.


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The “UGA - DNA Special Interest Group” Facebook Group is here. The Facebook group is open to UGA members and non-members alike.

  • Gives regular updates on upcoming presentations and presenters and give a sneak peek at the handouts before the presentation!
  • Will soon have links to several great resources, tools, and blogs to help you further your genetic genealogy.
  • Provides the DNA Special Interest group a place to share information, resources and ask each other questions.

If you do not use then sign-up for the DNA Special Interest Group Mailing List to get the latest news on what’s happening with the DNA special Interest Group so that you will be able to attend and benefit from our webinars and resources.

Presentation Schedule

2020

Month Presentation Presenter
November Incorporating DNA into Your Genealogy Business Bonnie Belza
October    
September    
August    
July    
June How to Choose* a Y-DNA Test *or Choose Not to Do Vivs Laliberte
May Introduction to Y-DNA Vivs Laliberte
April DNA Clusters: Concepts and Uses Randy Whited
March Strategies to Analyze Endogamous DNA Alec Ferretti, MA, MLS
February -- --
January -- --

2019

Month Presentation Presenter
December -- --
November An African-Canadian Family History Mystery Mags Gaulden
October Triangulation: The Backbone of Autosomal DNA Testing Ginger Smith
September -- --
August What Do DNA Percentages Really Mean? Brian Sheffey
July GEDmatch: Tools to Interpret DNA Matches Mary Eberle, JD
June Researching Like A Pro With DNA Diana Elder, AG
May Parents for William: A Case Study using DNA and the Paper Trail Michelle Roos Goodrum
April Privacy, DNA, and Genealogy: Handling the Double-Edged Sword Thomas MacEntee
March The Leeds Method: Grouping DNA Matches to Identify Common Ancestors Dana Leeds
February DNA and Uncovered Secrets Richard Weiss
January An Introduction to Chromosome Mapping Shannon Combs-Bennett

2018

Month Presentation Presenter
December -- --
November Using DNA For Irish Ancestry And Irish Adoptees Maurice Gleeson
October DNA Testing for Beginners Eric Wells
September Introduction to Genetic Networks Paul Woodbury
August Obtaining And Using mtDNA And Y-DNA Evidence Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD
July Discovering John Huber Christopher Eric Wells
June Understanding DNA Testing For Genealogy Jim Brewster
May What To Do With Your Test Results Kitty Cooper
April DNA Success in -- and Despite of -- Endogamy Lara Diamond
March Help! When You Need Somebody Stephanie Saylor
February Phasing of Autosomal DNA David Pike
January -- --

2017

Month Presentation Presenter
December -- --
November DNA as a Battering Ram for that Brick Wall Barbara Rae-Venter, JD, PhD
October How to Solve a Genealogical Problem Angie Bollard
September -- --
August -- --
July -- --
June -- --
May -- --
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March -- --
February -- --
January -- --