BCGS DNA Group Update, 22 September 2014
The next BCGS DNA-Genetic Genealogy Group meeting will be 25 November 2014, 1 pm at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library. Contact the Facilitator for more information, e-mail: bcgs @ bcgs.ca
The Institute for Genetic Genealogy has now available for purchase videos of 27 presentations from the 2014 International Genetic Genealogy Conference held in August in Maryland, USA. Continue reading
Father’s Day Sale at FamilyTreeDNA – to June 17, 2014 the price for Family Finder autosomal tests is reduced to $79 from $99 and the BigY test is $595.
If you had tested for Y-DNA with Ancestry previously, given that that company has announced abandoning all but autosomal testing, you may want to transfer your results to FamilyTree DNA for $19 and then upgrading the testing for a low additional cost – or you could look at taking a new test there. Roberta Estes has an article about this, Transfer DNA Results or Retest at Family Tree DNA? Her Y-DNA recommendation is to transfer Ancestry results and to upgrade Y-DNA results at FamilyTreeDNA – just as soon as possible.
You may also want to read Debbie Kennett’s article posted today 12 June 2014 – Genetic Genealogy Hits the Big Time. FamilyTreeDNA has now marked the ‘million’ milestone.
Finding DNA terms and intialisms confusing or annoying? Check out the information on the International Society for Genealogy Genealogy’s (ISOOG) website. There’s a glossary and a beginning section for newbies, as well as wide resources for all interested in using DNA results for genealogy.
FamilyTree DNA will have its Full Sequence Mitochondrial (MtDNA) Test (or upgrades) on sale for a few days only, starting 28 March 2014.
Genetic genealogist CeCe Moore has an article today about this which includes some thoughts on benefits of MtDNA testing for genealogists. Continue reading
Here is the BCGS DNA Group handout ready for tonight’s discussion (.pdf).
I will add to it after the meeting to include other information, questions or websites which may be mentioned.
M. Diane Rogers, DNA Group Facilitator