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Tuesday, May 6, 2014
It’s all about the DNA
The British Isles Family History of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) will present an all DNA meeting this Saturday morning starting at 9 am.
Saturday, May 10
Six Thoughts About Autosomal DNA Tests (Before BIFHSGO Education Talks)
9:00 am to 9:30 am
Autosomal DNA tests for genetic genealogy have been available for a few years, and the experiences of those tested range from very disappointing to very satisfying. James F. S. Thomson and Elizabeth A. R. Kaegi, who are two founding members of the Toronto Branch OGS Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group, have been exploring and thinking about autosomal tests for some time, and in this presentation offer for consideration six thoughts about these tests. The session will also set the stage for the following main Monthly Meeting presentation — a genetic genealogy success story.
DNA Items (Discovery Tables)
9:30 am to 10:00 am
Bill Arthurs will host the Discovery Table.
Brian Glenn will host the Discovery Computer to explain the online registration process for the conference.
What Really Happened? A Genetic Genealogy Success Story (Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Using several traditional genealogical techniques in conjunction with new genetic genealogy tests, Elizabeth A.R. Kaegi and James F.S. Thomson have been able to solve a six-decade old mystery, and have the findings conclusively confirmed. The drama and its resolution ranged across seven countries and finding the answers consumed many hours, especially in the last five years. The end result was very satisfying and Elizabeth acquired seven close family members, including two very new ones.
Will you be there? Visitors are invited to join us, as there is Free admission. The meeting will be held at the Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario.