Computer Assisted Genealogy Group Of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI) Will Be Starting A DNA Special Interest Group (SIG); First Meeting Will Take Place On Saturday, January 10, 2015, At The Schaumburg Township District Library At 10:30 AM

Hi Everyone,

CAGGNI logoJust want to let you know of another new development from the Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI).  As active as they are, they are  about to embark on hosting another new Special Interest Group (SIG).  The new SIG that they will be starting is the DNA Special Interest Group.

The group will have its first meeting this Saturday at 10:30 AM at our library, the Schaumburg Township District Library which is located at 130 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg, IL.

The SIG will be led by Alan and Michelle Wilson who are members of the CAGGNI group.

Here is a quoted program description from the group’s recent January 2015 Newsletter:


“CAGGNI is proud to announce Chicagoland’s first genetic genealogy special interest group.  The group will meet periodically throughout the year.  The first meeting will take place on January 10, at 10:30 am at Schaumburg Library. All CAGGNI members are welcome to attend and guests considering joining CAGGNI are welcome to attend as well.

Our DNA group will focus on learning the methods for analyzing DNA test results.  Throughout the year we will study autosomal DNA (“family finder” and “cousin finder” tests), mitochondrial DNA, Y-DNA and surname projects, X-DNA, and ancestral admixture results.  We’ll investigate third-party tools for analyzing your raw data results and for comparing DNA and GEDCOM data with test kit results from companies besides the one you tested with.

DNA can break down genealogical brick walls once thought impenetrable – but only if you know how. 

The SIG will combine short 15-20 minute lectures with interactive workshop-style activities.  Bring your laptop or tablet and, if you’ve already tested, have your login credentials handy for accessing your results. 

Get ready to put your DNA results to work for you!


You can connect to the CAGGNI group online at their website at:

Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI)

DNA Clip ArtIf you have submitted a DNA sample for genealogy purposes and are having a hard time making meaningful conclusions from your test results, then it sure sounds like this SIG group may be a good group to connect to.

I know this is somewhat short notice, but if you want to know more about how to interpret your DNA results as well as to learn more about many of the other DNA tests that can also be taken, this is the program to consider attending at our library.

Learn about DNA testing.  Learn about CAGGNI.  Learn about all of the other resources CAGGNI offers.  Non-members are welcome.  Consider taking the next step and become a member of CAGGNI.  You won’t regret it.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library


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