DNA Events​

Upcoming DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island Events
New meeting start time is 10:30 am

You must register for all events

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

Sat Oct 5

2019

Crista Cowan of Ancestry.com is coming in-person, for 2 sessions: 

1) Getting Started with ANCESTRYDNA:

With nearly 15 million people tested, AncestryDNA is the largest DNA network in the world. In this session, you will learn how your test is processed and the basics of genetic inheritance. You will learn what is included with your results and how best to be prepared to use them to the fullest to make personal discoveries. We will also discuss how Ancestry safeguards your privacy through the entire process.

2) Getting the Most Out of Your ANCESTRYDNA Results:

When you took the AncestryDNA test, you joined nearly 15 million other people in the largest DNA network in the world. In this session, you will learn about how to use your DNA Match List and other tools that Ancestry provides to use this powerful piece of genealogical evidence to continue to make new family history discoveries.
A professional genealogist since 2002, Christa has been employed by Ancestry since 2004. Known as The Barefoot Genealogist, she has a weekly YouTube show designed to help people discover and tell their family stories.

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island at the Sachem Public Library
Registration required. Registration opens 20 days before the event.

Sat Nov 2

2019

Dancing with Reindeer:

Discovering My Nordic Family with the Help of DNA 


Do you have an ancestor whose story has lived in your imagination for years? Has it become a passion of yours to discover if that story is real or fiction?

Armed with a lifetime of family stories, letters, and U.S. created documents; Jeanne Bayer felt like she all her ducks in a row to begin her search. She quickly discovered that Nordic/Scandinavian family history research has some unique difficulties, including a language barrier and an unusual naming system. After coming up empty with her search, Jeanne turned to DNA testing.

Discover how DNA revealed her Finnish ancestors’ past - a past, undocumented in the paper trail she generated throughout her life in America. Without DNA testing, Jeanne would likely have spent a lifetime searching for an ancestor she would never be able to find.  

Lecture by: Jeanne Bayer

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island at the Sachem Public Library

Registration required. Registration opens 20 days before the event. 

Sat Jan 4

2020

Help, I've opened a DNA can of worms!
A panel of speakers will discuss the DNA surprises they uncovered and how they handled the challenges that resulted from their discoveries.

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island at the Sachem Public Library

Registration required. Registration opens 20 days before the event.

Sat Feb 1

2020

RootsFinder webinar
RootsFinder offers cutting-edge tools that will help you with both your family tree and DNA analysis. Developer, Dallan Quass will be interacting with us in a live webinar to teach us how to use this excellent product. A Question & Answer session will follow the presentation. Come learn how to use this amazing tool to solve your DNA challenges.

Lecture by: Dallan Quass

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island at the Sachem Public Library 
Registration required. Registration opens 20 days before the event.

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

Registration required. Registration opens 20 days before the event.

Sat Apr 4

2020

Bring Your Family Tree and Find Your DNA Cousins Day
Members will be bringing a stand-alone tri-fold version of their family tree. We'll walk around the room to see if others, among us, share our ancestors.
Exciting cousin connections are sure to be made! 

Additionally, Patricia Ann Kellner will present a mini-lecture about Ancestry's ThruLines and MyHeritage's Theory of Family Relativity. These tools will help you identify your DNA match connections.

Registration is REQUIRED for this special event.

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island at the Sachem Public Library

Registration required. Registration opens 20 days before the event.

Sat May 2

2020

Caitlin Hollander

Info coming soon...

Registration is REQUIRED for this special event.

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island at the Sachem Public Library

Registration required. Registration opens 20 days before the event.

Sat Jun 6

2020

3rd Annual DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island Members Celebration
Put it on your calendar and join us for this very special day for our members.
DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island members will share a short lecture of their greatest DNA victory of the year. Come hear their wonderful stories. 
We're also feasting at our food fest. Members are asked to bring an ethnic food item from one of your DNA ancestral ethnicities. Gluten-free dishes are also requested. Lastly, members will be showing off their DNA clothing or accessory item in our annual DNA fashion show. Prizes will be awarded for the best ethnic food dish, the best DNA food, the best gluten-free food, the best DNA costume, and more. 

Registration is REQUIRED for this special event.

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island at the Sachem Public Library

Registration required. Registration opens 20 days before the event.