Previous Meetings

Want to know what you've been missing... here's a list of previous lectures

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.

Speaker: Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist, JD, CG, CGL

Feb 1

2020

DNA Cluster Headaches

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Speaker: Merrill Loechner

Jan 4

2020

Help, I've opened a DNA Can of worms!

Speakers: Merrill Loechner, Linda Russell Shepherd, Karen Worrell, and audience members

Nov 2

2019

Dancing with Reindeer: Discovering My Nordic Family with the Help of DNA

Speaker: Jeanne Bayer

Sep 7

2019

Strategies to Analyze Endogamous DNA

Speaker: Alec Ferretti

Oct 5

2019

Crista Cowan, the Barefoot Genealogist, sponsored by AncestryDNA 

Crista’s first presentation was: Getting Started with AncestryDNA

Crista’s second presentation was: Getting the Most Out of Your AncestryDNA Results

Speaker: Crista Cowan

Aug 3

2019

MyHeritage DNA Testing and Results

Speaker: Daniel Horowitz

Jun 1

2019

2nd Anniversary Members Celebration

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island members inspired us with their greatest genetic genealogy discoveries of the year. We enjoyed the DNA fashion show and partied with our food celebration. Prizes were awarded for the best DNA costume, the best DNA food, and the best gluten-free food, and more.

It was a great event!


May 3

2019

Did My Great-Grandmother Have A Family?

A Documents and DNA Case Study

Speaker: Rhoda Miller, Ed.D, CG

Apr 6

2019

She Has Her Mother's Laugh

Award-winning, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer discussed his bestselling history of our understanding of heredity, a profoundly original perspective on what we pass along from generation to generation. 

Speaker: Carl Zimmer

Feb 2

2019

Sex Lies & DNA

Speaker: Suzanne Danet

Jan 5

2019

Pay it Forward

Members Helping Friends with the Basics

Nov 3

2018

Non-Autosomal DNA: X, Y, and Mitochondrial

Speaker: Dr. Richard Haberstroh

Oct 6

2018

DNA for Adoptees, or How, Instead of a Bike, I Got a Sister for My Birthday

Speaker: Chuck Weinstein

Sep 1

2018

Ask the Experts

Panel of Speakers

Jun 2

2018

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island First Anniversary Celebration

Speakers: DGGLI Members, DNA Fashion Show, DNA Food Festival... GREAT time of fun and celebration!

May 5

2018

DNA Painter

Speaker: Blaine Bettinger (YouTube video) & Panel Discussion: Patricia Ann Kellner, Jeanne Bayer, Carol Poulos

Apr 7

2018

Working Smarter with Your AncestryDNA Results

Speaker: Suzanne Danet

Mar 3

2018

Sorting Out Your Cousins Using GEDmatch

Speaker: Susan Jaycox Murphy

Feb 3

2018

Enhancing Collaboration and Roles on DNA Results

Speaker: Anna Swayne of Ancestry.com (Skype presentation)

Jan 6

2018

Setting Your DNA Goals

Michael C. Carragher

Dec 2

2017

Member Presentations

DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island members

Nov 4

2017

Navigating the Interfaces of 5 DNA Websites for Best Results

Speaker: Janeen Bjork

Oct 7

2017

Genome Mate Pro

Speaker: Patricia Ann Kellner

Sep 2

2017

Raw Data Saving and Transferring

Speaker: Michael C. Carragher

Sep 2

2017

Triangulation versus In Common With

Speaker: Patricia Ann Kellner

Aug 5

2017

Comparing DNA Predicted Relationships with your Genealogy Tree

Speaker: Susan Jaycox Murphy

Aug 5

2017

Chromosome Browsers

Speaker: Patricia Ann Kellner

Jul 1

2017

X-DNA

Speaker: Patricia Ann Kellner

Jul 1

2017

Ethnicity Estimates

Speaker: Susan Jaycox Murphy

Jun 3

2017

Relationship Estimates

Speaker: Patricia Ann Kellner

Jun 3

2017

Guidelines to Better Understanding your DNA Test Results

Speaker: Michael C. Carragher