Ventura County Genealogical Society

DNA Education

Educational Opportunities

2020 Conferences and Institutes

All these educational opportunities have a fee associated with them; for 2020, most have gone virtual, saving travel costs. These institutes are well worth considering when you are ready to take your DNA education to the next level.

Date Event Location
12-17 January 2020 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
Presented by the Utah Genealogical Association. In 2020, this Institute offered two different DNA Courses: Course 10: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy and Course 11: Meeting Standards Using DNA Evidence — Research Strategies. Find out more at SLIG.
Salt Lake City, UT
none scheduled for 2020 Genetic Genealogy 2019 at SCGS Jamboree
Genetic Genealogy 2019 offered 25 sessions in 5 classrooms in the course of a single day. The Southern California Genealogical Society celebrated their 50th annual Jamboree in 2019. There will be no Jamboree in 2020. Find out more at
Burbank, CA
21-26 June 2020
6-10 July 2020
19-24 July 2020
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh
GRIP is Virtual for 2020!
For 2020, GRIP is offering two DNA Courses. The two courses are: Practical Genetic Genealogy and Advanced DNA Evidence. (Please note that Chromosome Mapping has been postponed to 2021.) Please check carefully to see which course is offered during which session. Find out more at
Pittsburgh, PA
7-9 July 2020 Midwest African American Genealogy Institute
MAAGI is Virtual for 2020!
For 2020, MAAGI is offering one DNA track titled "DNA and Genealogy." Find out more at
Fort Wayne, IN
26-31 July 2020 Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research
IGHR is Virtual for 2020!
Presented by the Georgia Genealogical Society. For 2020, the IGHR is offering two DNA courses: one beginner and one intermediate; plus several of the other courses have an integrated DNA module. Find out more at IGHR.
Athens, GA
Postponed! MyHeritage Live
The third MyHeritage User Conference was originally scheduled for 25-26 October 2020. The Conference covers traditional genealogy as well as DNA; however, MyHeritage is one of the major DNA companies, which makes this a unique type of conference. Find out more at MyHeritage Blog.
Tel Aviv, Israel

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