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Tuesday, January 15 through Tuesday, June 18
"Let's Talk DNA" 6-Session Course  (Study Group)
6:30 pm to 7:45 pm
Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St., Frankfort, Kentucky
 
On the third Tuesday of each month, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the library, KGS Past President Linda Colston will present sessions about how to get started in genetic genealogy. Each of these sessions will build on the one before it, guiding novices through the process:
Getting Started – Overview of various DNA testing companies, available tests, and ethics. (Jan. 15)
Ethnicity – What do those percentages and countries of origin really mean? (Feb. 19)
yDNA and mtDNA – who, what, when, why? (March 19)
atDNA – What can I do with that? (April 16)
GEDMatch – A popular third-party tool (May 21)
Other/Third-Party Resources plus a course re-cap (June 18)
Colston uses DNA in her own research and has taught DNA classes.
Please request additional information or register for the next class by calling Diane at 502-352-2665, ext. 108, or sending email to diane@pspl.org.
 
 



Saturday, June 8
KGS 2nd Saturday Genealogy  (Second Saturday)
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY
 
Presenter: Joe Hardesty
 
Topics TBA
 



Saturday, July 13
KGS 2nd Saturday Genealogy  (Second Saturday)
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY
 
Presenter:  Gail Miller
 
Topics TBA
 



Saturday, August 3
44th Annual Kentucky Genealogical Society Seminar  (Annual Seminar)
8:45 am to 4:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY
 
FULL FULL FULL FULL
 
If you have done autosomal DNA testing and taken basic steps to interpret your test results and identify a few potential cousins or ancestors, this year’s KGS Seminar is especially for you! Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., nationally known as The Genetic Genealogist, will present four sessions to help you take your own genetic genealogy research to the next level:

1. Using Autosomal DNA to Explore Your Ancestry –  Discovering ethnicity estimates, finding long-lost cousins, and examining specific genealogical problems.

2. Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries – Learn how to use the DNA inherited by your long-gone ancestors’ descendants to attack genealogical mysteries and brick walls.

3. Are You Doing Everything to Identify Your DNA Matches? – Examine various ways to use profiles of your matches to identify who they might be. Also examine ways to use the In Common With and the Shared Matches tools to estimate how that elusive match is related to you.

4. Introduction to Chromosome Mapping – Chromosome mapping assigns pieces of DNA you share with a known cousin to the ancestor or ancestral couple you share with that cousin. Learn more about the basics of chromosome mapping and how to use a third-party mapping tool called DNA Painter
To get details about these sessions and register for the seminar, visit kygs.org. To spread the word, please print and share the flyer on Page 20 of this issue.