19 2019

Orange County Jewish Genealogical Society May Meeting

1:30PM - 3:30PM  

Temple Beth Sholom 2625 N Tustin Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(949) 423-3746

Contact Michelle Sandler
(949) 423-3746

Event Speaker / Details: Mark Hammond

How to analyze DNA for Genealogy purposes.
This talk will cover the basics of interpreting DNA test results. How each company presents your data, and what it means. Tools these companies provide to work with your matches either as part of a subscription or as provided at no extra cost, just for having a DNA account. How to prioritize your testing and test results to suit your goals. We will cover 3rd party tools that bring specific benefits to working with your results that for the most part are not provided by the testing companies. A review of ethnicity estimates and where they are reliable and where they should be ignored. Will touch on Jewish DNA and the challenges it presents.