Thursday, 26 November 2015

Ottawa Genetic Genealogy Group Meeting

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Saturday 28 November at the Ottawa City Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Room 226,  at 9:30 am. will feature a presentation by Arthur Owen on use of autosomal DNA results.
"An autosomal DNA test can help you find distant cousins who may be able to assist you in extending your pedigree, breaking brick walls or finding you are researching the wrong family. However, sorting through
hundred of matches with thousands of matching DNA segments can be daunting for even the most dedicated genealogist.  While all three testing companies provide tools to assist you in your analysis, they are either incomplete or do not allow comparison with kits from other companies. This talk will provide an overview of third party tools that can assist you in taming the autosomal DNA data monster, in accessing tests from other companies that the owner has shared or in providing better analysis of your DNA matches and shared segments. While some of the tools are unique to tests from certain testing companies, the major ones can work with tests from any of the three autosomal testing companies in the United States."
The meeting will also discuss the future of our group regarding frequency of meetings and how to meet the requirements of both the new member segment and those who have acquired more experience in genetic genealogy.

All welcome.

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