Events

Oct
8
Sat
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group – Blaine Bettinger @ On Zoom
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The Future of Genetic Genealogy

Genetic genealogy is a powerful new tool for genealogists, and yet this tool is only 15 years old. What will genealogy look like in 5 years? In 20 years? Based on recent trends, as well as the needs and wants of genealogists, what educated guesses can we make about the future of genealogy?

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is a professional genealogist specializing in DNA evidence. In 2007 he started The Genetic Genealogist (www.thegeneticgenealogist.com), one of the earliest blogs on the topic. Blaine is the author of The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, and co-author with Debbie Parker Wayne of the award-winning Genetic Genealogy in Practice, the world’s first genetic genealogy workbook. He also co-authored “Genetics for Genealogy” with Judy Russell in 2018’s Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards (ProGen PPS) (Elizabeth Shown Mills, Author and Editor).

Blaine is or has been an instructor for genetic genealogy courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), and Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research. Blaine is a graduate of ProGen Study Group 21, and a trustee for the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society’s Board of Trustees.


[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.]

Nov
4
Fri
CVGS DNA Special Interest Group – What’s New at AncestryDNA @ Zoom
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
What’s New at AncestryDNA

SideView Technology, Ethnicity Inheritance, and Chromosome Painter

Virtual Meeting,  For more info, contact Colleen Yinger at csyinger@roadrunner.com 

 


[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.]

Dec
3
Sat
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group – Questions & Discussion @ On Zoom
Dec 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Questions & Discusion: any aspect of genetic genealogy
We will open the floor to genetic genealogy questions in general. If you have a topic you would like to see discussed or a specfic questions we encourage you to contact us in advance so we can do some preparation. Otherwise, we’ll see you at the meeting!

[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.]