The NoCo DNA Study Group (SIG)

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Facilitator: Longmont Genealogical Society (LGS)
In 2022, the Regional DNA Group will study the book “Genetic Genealogy in Practice” by Blaine T. Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne.  This Regional DNA Study Group meets virtually from 3:00 to 4:30 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

This is a Study Group, not an instructed class; therefore, we need volunteers to sign up to lead/moderate future month’s discussions!  To be a moderator you do not have to be an expert!  You should study the chapter, prepare a summary of the information presented, and lead the group in discussing the chapter contents and the end of chapter exercises.

So please look over the book and pick a chapter for which you would like to volunteer to be the study leader. (Chapter 5 will be divided over 2 months.)  Here’s the plan for 2022, there are plenty of openings.  “First come, first served!”

MonthTopicDiscussion leader
JanuaryBasic DNA presentationMark Fearer
FebruaryStudy group kickoff and Chapter 1 – Basic GeneticsGlenn York
MarchChapter 2 – Genetic Genealogy Standards and Ethics 
AprilChapter 3 – Genealogic Applications for Y-DNA 
MayChapter 4 – Genealogic Applications for mtDNA 
JuneChapter 5 – Genealogical Applications for atDNA (part 1) pages 67-80
Questions 1-6
JulyChapter 5 – Genealogical Applications for atDNA (part 2) pages 81-99
Questions 7-20
AugustChapter 6 – Genealogical Applications for X-DNA 
SeptemberChapter 7 – Incorporating DNA Testing in a Family Study 
OctoberChapter 8 – Incorporating DNA Evidence in a Written Conclusion 
NovemberChapter 9 – Conclusion and book study wrap-up 

If anyone is having trouble getting a book, please email Mick Mickelson, LGS Technical Coordinator, and let him know.

Monthly Zoom information meeting is as follows:
Regional DNA Study Group: 3:00 to 4:30 pm 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Meeting ID: 884 6480 2385
Passcode: 338304