Correction – DNA Sig will meet again in August

The DNA Sig meeting will resume August 10th

Jim Robeson, acting as teacher’s assistant, will lead the SIG meeting in August. There are lots of things to discuss, so we want to keep everyone informed. If you are interested in using DNA to assist in your genealogical efforts, this is the place to come ask your questions. Barbara Rae-Venter will be back in September.

If there are subjects you want covered or questions you have or if you want to present a new finding, please contact Jim directly. Either send email or come to the FHC on Friday mornings. You can also reply directly to this posting.

“Fall in love with some activity and do it! Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter.” – Richard Feynman


Don’t forget, MoCoGenSo does NOT have a monthly meeting in July.

BTW, is having a big “firecracker” sale (they call it a “flash” sale). You can get good prices, but only for the next 2 days! As they say, “Cheap ancestors for sale”!

Order the DNA test, order 50% off membership account, work like crazy, get addicted to genealogy, and then join us at the next DNA Sig meeting!

“Let’s put smart to work!” – IBM

FamilySearch interview with Dayna airing this afternoon, 1-2pm on KSQD 90.7fm

This afternoon, June 29, from 1-2 pm, Daniel Spelce will air an interview with Dayna Jacobs on the Family Sparks Family History Radio Hour on KSQD Santa Cruz, 90.7 fm on the radio dial, and streaming live on the internet. Click on the first tab on the home page, LISTEN. Then click LIVESTREAM. That’s live programming.

If you’re not able to listen to the live broadcast, click LISTEN, then AUDIO ARCHIVE. Look up “Family Sparks” for June 29, 1:00-2:00 pm. Then you can listen at your convenience.

Ancestry DNA Circles going going gone by July 1

We only have 4 more days to preserve their contents.

Roberta Estes of the wonderful DNAeXplained blog has reminded us that DNA Circles are soon going to be a thing of the past.

This is reminder that Ancestry is permanently removing DNA Circles from customer accounts on July 1st. If you have not recorded the information held in your Circles and New Ancestor Discoveries, if you had any, do that NOW.

Circles provide you with information about people who match you that share a common ancestor, but they ALSO show you who else has tested and matches the people you match, but not you. That’s valuable information for numerous reasons. It verifies multiple children of that ancestor genetically and provides you with a genetic network to validate the ancestral connection for all of those people..

See her full posting here: DNAeXplained

” The hard part of standing on an exponential curve is: when you look backwards, it looks flat, and when you look forward, it looks vertical. And it’s very hard to calibrate how much you are moving because it always looks the same.” – Sam Altman

number of SNPs tested by chip

I am testing the process of creating a Post here via Email. If it works well, perhaps we can get other folks to create postings too. This particular post might come or go rather quickly, so be-aware!

On a more serious note, I am going to create a table showing the number of SNPs tested by chip for the different testing companies. I was hoping to find what I wanted online somewhere, but alas, I will create one myself using these links.