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Saturday, August 17
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
 
Research Methods in Unknown Parentage Cases, presented by Kathleen Fernandes
 
This presentation will explain how to use genetic genealogy methodology to solve unknown parentage cases. These methods can be applied when you have a brick wall in your family tree, when you are assisting an adoptee to find information about their birth family, or when you discover a new cousin in your match list. These methods have recently been used to identify suspects and victims in law enforcement cold cases. 
 
Kathleen Fernandes earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Stanford University and worked as a systems analyst in designing IT systems for the Department of Defense. Since retiring, she has been actively pursuing her Portuguese roots and became interested in genetic genealogy as a way to break through the brick walls she encountered in her research. She is particularly interested in tools and techniques for analyzing DNA data in endogamous populations. 
 
Please join us for this special presentation. Once each year the DNA SIG is privileged to welcome a visiting speaker. We are thrilled to have Kathleen Fernandes share her knowledge with us.
 
This is the fourth and final installment in our 2019 DNA lecture series. We hope to see you there!



Saturday, September 21
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
 
Format: Small Group Discussion 
 
Join us for discussion on using DNA results to further your genealogy research. Please bring your DNA User Name & Password; also bring your family tree (paper or electronic). If possible, bring your laptop, tablet or other portable device; this will facilitate your research.



Saturday, October 19
**No DNA SIG in October**
There will be no DNA SIG meeting in October due to the VCGS Seminar. I hope to see everyone there!
 
 



Saturday, November 16
VCGS DNA Special Interest Group Meeting
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
 
Presentation: Introduction to DNA for Genealogy
 
Please join us for an Introduction to DNA for Genealogy. This presentation will cover different DNA tests, and different DNA companies. If you are wondering which test is right for you, or even if you should DNA test, this is for you! Be prepared for the upcoming holiday sales on DNA test kits from all the DNA direct-to-consumer companies.
 
This is the kickoff to our 2020 DNA lecture series. We are planning an exciting year for the DNA SIG, and we hope to see you there!



Saturday, December 21
**No DNA SIG in December**
There will be no DNA SIG meeting in December due to the VCGS Holiday Potluck. I hope to see everyone there!