The DNA Virtual Lecture Series
Every 1st of the month at 6:30pm
The First of the Month is DNA DAY!
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
“The Latest Developments in Genetic Networks”
with Blaine Bettinger
Genetic networks are clusters of genetic matches. They are formed using either shared DNA segments or shared matching and are a powerful tool for identifying shared ancestry and breaking through brick walls. Since genetic networks are so powerful, the testing companies all provide tools for working with shared matches. In addition, many third-party tools have been developed to create and/or explore these genetic networks. Together we will examine the latest developments in these powerful tools and how you can utilize them to further your genealogical research.
Friday, July 1
There will be no DNA Lecture event on July 1st.
We will see you back in August!
Monday, August 1, 2022
“The Hicks Babies: Case Studies in Finding Birth Parents“
with Leah LaPerle Larkin
From the early 1950s to the mid-1960s, Dr. Thomas Hicks ran a community health clinic in McCaysville, Georgia. On the side, he mediated illegal adoptions, selling hundreds of newborns on the black market to couples who couldn’t have children of their own. These so-called “Hicks babies” have no paper trail to document their true parentage. DNA testing has allowed many of them to reunite with their biological families. Three case studies will demonstrate effective research strategies for unknown parentage searches using DNA.
Thursday, September 1, 2022
“DNA & Endogamy: Making Sense When Your DNA Doesn’t Make Sense”
with Adina Newman
Does your family tree resemble a tumbleweed? Learn strategies to recognize and deal with endogamy in your DNA matches at the various commercial testing sites. In this presentation, the presenter will define endogamy, explain how endogamy affects matches, and provide strategies to mitigate the effects of endogamy.