The Cambridge Dictionary defines SIG in Business English to be an abbreviation for Special Interest Group.
Wikipedia defines Special Interest Group (SIG) as a community within a larger organization with a shared interest in advancing a specific area of knowledge, learning or technology where members cooperate to affect or to produce solutions within their particular field, and may communicate, meet, and organize conferences. The term was used in 1961 by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), an academic and professional computer society. SIG was later popularized on CompuServe, an early online service provider, where SIGs were a section of the service devoted to particular interests.
In other words, SIG is old school!
Along came ISOGG, the International Society of Genetic Genealogy. which is the primo source of knowledge and education concerning the use of genetics for genealogical research. It wasn’t founded until 2006! They are Newcomers!
They decide to call their sub-groups DNA Interest Groups aka DIG. Get it… they dropped the “special” because, I guess, they didn’t know the rules. 🙂 (smile)
— whatever —
So, call it a DIG or a SIG, our DNA Interest Group is special and it meets normally on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:00 am in the Monterey Family History Center located in Seaside, CA.. (why it is called Monterey FHC is another story entirely).
— Next Saturday Jan 12, 2019 —
Cynthia Stormer will discuss the What Are The Odds tool which is part of DNA Painter.
Come join us, I know I am really interested in this topic.
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