Founding meeting of DNA Interest Group for Scotland, January 2014

Capture2Announcement of the founding meeting of the DNA Interest Group  Scotland (DIG-S), date and venue:

Saturday 18th January 2014, 11.00 am – 2.00pm
Room GH753, Graham Hills Building

University of Strathclyde, 40 George Street, Glasgow

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The founding meeting is open to anyone who has experience or an interest in using DNA for genealogical or family history research.  Its goal is to establish a forum for:

  • sharing and comparing results of research in genetic genealogy
  • encouraging the use of genetic genealogy within the British Isles with a particular focus on Scotland (anyone within reach of Glasgow is welcome to attend)
  • administrators of DNA surname, geographical and haplogroup projects to exchange ideas on project management and interpreting results
  • helping people who have taken genetic DNA tests to make sense of their test results and what they might mean for their genealogical research

Further details and a working agenda will be posted in due course.  In the meantime, please contact genDNAscotland@gmail.com for further information or to register an interest in attending, or enter your name and email address in the comment form below and send in your question.

Useful Links

ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy) http://www.isogg.org/

University of Strathclyde Genealogical Studies http://www.strath.ac.uk/genealogy/

The Scottish DNA Project  http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Scottishdna/

DNAeXplained: Basics of DNA genealogy http://dna-explained.com/2013/08/10/ngs-series-on-dna-basics-all-4-parts/