DNA Discussions – zoom at noon on Wednesday – January 5th

MoCoGenSo’s DNA Discussion Group will be meeting Wednesday with an open forum. Join us via Zoom. Feel free to drop in for conversation and stay for lunch.

Check out this great page full of information for newcomers to genetic genealogy isogg.org/wiki/Wiki_Welcome_Page

This meeting will start with discussions about our latest finds. Then we will move on to questions and discussions.

Click to Join Meeting: Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 897 1823 5118
Passcode: 738495

Suppose you just got a new DNA test, what should you do now?

Presume it is an autosomal test you took at AncesterDNA, 23andMe, MyHeritage or FTDNA:

• Update all your account settings, put in genealogy information, make it easy for others to match to you
• Join a DNA discussion blog or meeting where you can ask questions (hint hint)
• Download your raw data and save where it is findable and safe
• Review your ethnicity, does it seem reasonable, record the info
• Scan your matches, look for anything unusual
• Build a tree, even if just thru grandparents. Give matches something to work on, give the computer matching algorithms food too
• Create account at MyHeritage, FTDNA and Gedmatch and upload raw DNA file there “to fish in many ponds”
• Use the same display name everywhere

”When my turn comes, I plan to talk about my experiences doing Clustering!

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