Events

Jun
19
Sat
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group – Introduction to GEDmatch @ On Zoom
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Introduction to GEDmatch – Drew Smith
[NOTE CHANGE FROM OUR REGULAR TIME]
GEDmatch is a free website that allows uploading raw DNA data from DNA testing companies so that the test data can be compared with data from tests taken at different companies. It also provides tools that may not be available at the original testing company. This presentation will focus on the basics of using GEDmatch to match relatives.
Drew Smith has been a librarian in the Academic Services department at the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa Library since 2007. Between 1994 and 2007, he was an instructor for the USF School of Library and Information Science (now the School of Information), where he taught undergraduate-level courses in library/Internet research skills and website design, and graduate-level courses in genealogical librarianship and indexing/abstracting. Prior to 1994, Drew worked for academic computing departments at USF and at Clemson University in South Carolina. Drew regularly speaks at conferences and meetings of national, state, and local genealogy societies, especially on topics linking genealogy and technology. Together with George G. Morgan, Drew has been the co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast since September 2005. Beginning in 2016, he hosts the Genealogy Connections Podcast, which alternates weeks with The Genealogy Guys Podcast.

[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS DNA SIG via email about 12 hours prior to the meeting. If you are not already on the email list you may contact the webmaster at webmaster@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]

Jul
9
Fri
CVGS DNA Special Interest Group – TBA @ Zoom
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
TBA
The meeting will take place on Friday, July 9, 1:00 pm, via Zoom, topic to be announced. Note this meeting is one week later than usual.

[VCGS and Conejo Valley Genealogical Society DNA SIGs are coordinating topics and are alternating hosting meetings for our combined DNA SIG memberships. (Note that CVGS’s DNA SIG meets on Friday afternoons.) This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the CVGS DNA SIG via email about 12 hours prior to the meeting. If you are not already on the CVGS DNA SIG email list you may contact Colleen Yinger (csyinger@roadrunner.com) to be added.]

Aug
21
Sat
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group – GEDmatch Demo @ On Zoom
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Demonstration & Discussion: GEDmatch

We will be demonstrating GEDmatch and discussing some of its uses to genealogists. Bring your questions for a Q&A session too!


[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS DNA SIG via email about 12 hours prior to the meeting. If you are not already on the email list you may contact the webmaster at webmaster@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]

Oct
9
Sat
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group – Leah Larkin @ On Zoom
Oct 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
When Your Tree Is A Banyan: Untangling Endogamy – Leah Larkin

Endogamy, the practice of marrying within a relatively small group, is common and one of the greatest challenges to working with autosomal DNA matches to enhance your family tree. This series will help you understand what endogamy is, why it complicates DNA analyses, how to gauge it, and some strategies to work most effectively with your DNA results.


[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS DNA SIG via email about 12 hours prior to the meeting. If you are not already on the email list you may contact the webmaster at webmaster@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]

Dec
18
Sat
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group – TBA @ On Zoom
Dec 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
TBA

Topic to be announced.


[This meeting will be held online with Zoom and an invitation will be sent out to the VCGS DNA SIG via email about 12 hours prior to the meeting. If you are not already on the email list you may contact the webmaster at webmaster@venturacogensoc.org to be added.]