DNA Interest Group Today!

This is a reminder for the DIG meeting December 1, 2018 at the Seaside FHC at 10:00 am.

We will meet in the Library.

Schedule for DIG meeting:

10:00 to 10:15 Discussion of future topics of interest/volunteers for future presentations. Please consider volunteering! Work In Progress is Fine.

Jan 2019: Cynthia Stormer: DNA Painter

10:15 to 10:45 Update on Family History Research by Terry Jackson

Terry will provide an update on his research

10:45 to 11:30 The use of Haplogroups in Family History Research by Daniel Speice

From Daniel: “Sorting out and identifying the individuals, times, and places where African and European genetic inheritances converge I find compelling research. My father’s paternal haplogroup (PH) is E-U290, a PH common among men in Sub-Saharan Africa between Senegal and Cameroon.

My cousin JoAnne Heron is a direct maternal descendant of Susannah Smothers, whose maternal haplogroup (MH) is H5a. Susannah is the mother of Elizabeth Milledge, who I presented to the group a couple of years ago. Elizabeth is the maternal grandmother of my father’s father. I’ll use screen shots to show this for our conversation tomorrow. Susannah I wonder about bearing some African genetic inheritance.

A cousin I match with at 23andMe is Johnnie Swindoll nee Skaggs. The Skaggs family appears in my father’s paternal line in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries. I’ve traced this family to a Spelce (including Spelse, Spelts, Speltz, Pelts, and Peltz).

At 23andMe, I share both PH and autosomal DNA with five men of a high percentage of African genetic inheritance. I’m planning next steps for exploring these relations.

I am also researching the genealogy and family histories of my wife, Yolanda, born in Chile, and our daughter, Vanessa, also born in Chile. We became an adoptive family in 1985. I’ve found genetic evidence that convinces me Yolanda and Vanessa are fairly recently related through their mothers’ lines. I’d like to determine the convergence of Indigenous American and European genetic inheritances in the family.

Lastly, I’m beginning to consider use of haplogroups to sort out Irish family relations in Ireland. Many matches who share haplogroups make the challenge mighty.”

Next DIG meeting: January 12 , 2019

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