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The next Genealogy Club meeting will be via Zoom on Monday Jan. 24 at 1:00. The topic will be Understanding DNA Analysis for Genealogy Research, presented by George McKinney. The Zoom meeting codes are:
Meeting ID: 842 8701 7406
Passcode: 458079

DNA analysis for genealogical research has taken hold in the last few years. There are over 20 million people who have their DNA posted on Ancestry, another 10 million or so on 23andme, and numerous others. There were 26 million tests done in 2019 alone. DNA Analysis for genealogy purposes can be a confusing and daunting subject, and George has had a number of sessions on explaining how it all works. Don’t give up on trying to understand this subject, because DNA research will only improve and grow in importance as the years go by.

This discussion will start with an overview of how DNA testing works to give information on your family genealogy. We’ll move on to a discussion of important analyses that you can do with a focus on the big 4 sites: Ancestry, 23andme, FamilyTree DNA, and MyHeritage. Then it will be time for those of you who have done DNA testing to discuss your successes, questions, and problems.

The Oakmont Genealogy Club meets at 1:00 on the 4th Monday of each month (except July & December) either via Zoom or in person if allowed. For information about genealogy research or club activities please visit our website at: www.oakmontgenclub.org. Past programs are posted there as well as tips and internet links. If you have research questions or would like to receive our e-newsletter, email: oakmontancestry@gmail.com