Have you submitted your DNA for genealogical analysis?
Are you trying to make sense of the results you received back?
Feel like talking about it but don’t know where to turn?
Just want to make everyone aware that the Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI) has a DNA special interest group (SIG).
I just received an email from the group indicating that their next meeting will take place on Saturday, January 14, 2017 starting at 10:30 AM at the Schaumburg Township District Library.
Here is the text describing what will take place at this upcoming DNA SIG:
DNA Special Interest Group
A Genealogist Physician’s View of DNA
by David A. Stumpf, MD, PhD
Physicians and scientists have a unique view to genetic genealogy. Neurologists recognized peculiarities that disrupted Mendelian genetic concepts and lead to new insights relevant in medicine and genealogy. We will review genetic data resources, selected lessons from clinical genetics, recent scientific research, and ways these might influence your genealogy research.
About the Presenter
Dr Stumpf is Professor Emeritus at Northwestern University. His research involved genetics. He is board certified in neurology, pediatrics and clinical informatics; his portfolio for certification by the Board Certification for Genealogists is in review. He is a lifelong genealogist with roots in the Netherlands (paternal) and across the American frontiers (maternal). He codes his own software and tests new methodologies.
About the DNA SIG
CAGGNI’s genomic genealogy group continues into its third year. This group focuses on learning the methods for analyzing DNA test results. We study topics such as autosomal DNA, mitochondrial DNA, Y-DNA and surname projects, X-DNA and ancestral admixture results. We’ll also investigate third-party tools for analyzing your raw data and comparing DNA and gedcom data with test kit results from companies besides the one you tested with.
SIG Leads: Al & Michelle Wilson
Janaury DNA SIG Presenter: David A. Stumpf, MD, PhD
Consider connecting with this special interest group local to our area. You spent good money on your DNA kits. Why not really learn how to interpret and use your results in a real productive manner. I am sure your testing company offers automated ways to interpret results through PowerPoint presentations or YouTube videos or maybe even person to person via customer service. Here is your chance to discuss Genealogy DNA among fellow testers. Learn about DNA tests that are over and above what you started with and how they can help you even more.
Learn from others, help others.
You can always visit the general website of the CAGGNI group to see what they are all about. And I can guarantee you they are about many things genealogically speaking, including having this DNA SIG group. You can visit CAGGNI at:
Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois
See how this CAGGNI group can help you with your DNA results.
Schaumburg Township District Library