2023 DNA Class Schedule

All Classes Feature Speaker Kathy Fernandes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friday, January 13, 2023
DNA Basics and Managing Your Family File as a Database
10:00 am
Zoom & Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
 
The first part of this presentation addresses the basics of autosomal DNA testing along with an overview of the major testing companies and the information they provide. This presentation also provides recommendations on testing strategies and includes tips on organizing and interpreting DNA test results. The second part of this presentation provides tips that will help you use DNA data to find shared ancestors. Topics addressed include managing your family file as a database, comparing your family file with that of other matches, and using spreadsheets to organize your data
   
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friday, February 10, 2023
Family Tree DNA and 23andMe
10:00 am
Zoom and Community Rm, Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
 
This presentation reviews the ethnicity prediction and cousin matching features of Family Tree DNA and 23andMe and explains how to use the analysis tools available on these sites.
   
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friday, March 10, 2023
 GEDMatch
10:00 am
Zoom & Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
 
GEDMatch is a third-party website that provides tools for comparing your DNA with other users on the site. This presentation explains how to upload your raw DNA data and describes how to use the tools to compare your autosomal data to that of your matches on the site. This presentation also reviews the tools available to search the family trees that users have posted on the site.
   
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friday, April 14, 2023
 AncestryDNA
10:00 am
Zoom & Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
 
This presentation reviews the ethnicity prediction and cousin matching features of AncestryDNA and explains how to use the analysis tools available on the site.
   
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friday, May 12, 2023
Kathy Fernandes - DNA Painter: Chromosome Mapping
10:00 am
Zoom & Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
 
Chromosome mapping is the process of assigning DNA segments to an ancestral line based on sharing the segments with cousins who descend from the line. This presentation explains how to use the Chromosome Mapping feature of DNA Painter to track the DNA you share with matches and to map segments to ancestors.
   
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friday, June 9, 2023
DNA Painter: Trees and Tools
10:00 am
Zoom & Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
 
This presentation focuses on the Ancestral Maps and Tools features of DNA Painter. It explains how to create different views of your family tree, with annotations for different DNA inheritance paths, and provides an overview of the Shared cM Project tool and the What are the Odds? tool.
 
   
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friday, July 14, 2023
Third-Party Analysis and Visualization Tools
10:00 am
Zoom & Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
 
This presentation reviews a number of third-party tools that are available to assist in autosomal DNA analysis. Topics covered include several Chrome extensions, the Genetic Affairs AutoCluster tool, the DNAGEDCom Client, and several visualization tools for mapping family relationships.
 
   
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friday, September 8, 2023
Shared Matching Methodology
10:00 am
Zoom & Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
 
This presentation explains one of the research methodologies used to solve unknown parentage cases. This methodology focuses on the analysis of shared matches and presents several case studies illustrating how tools such as the Leeds method and the What Are the Odds? tool can be applied in the analysis.
   
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friday, October 13, 2023
Endogamy Explained
10:00 am
Zoom & Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
 
Endogamy is the practice of marrying within a limited community or group over many generations for cultural or religious reasons or due to geographic isolation. This presentation describes how to recognize endogamy in your family tree, explains its impact on evaluating DNA test results, and provides recommendations on how to deal with endogamy in your family research.
   
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friday, November 10, 2023
 A How-To Guide to Using DNA Test Results in Genealogical Research
10:00 am
Zoom & Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
 
This presentation provides step-by-step guidance on how to approach the analysis of DNA testing data and apply the results in your genealogical research. Topics covered include testing strategies, confirming relationships to family members tested, verifying the branches in your tree, identifying “surprise” cousins, and addressing brick walls in your distant ancestry.