Monday, April 23, 2018

Wrap up of San Diego Research Day April 21st "DNA Discussion"

The San Diego Hispanic Saturday group met on 21 April 2018 at 1pm at the San Diego Central Library. The group had 22 in attendance. Led by Ceasar Castro, the group started with the traditional round table introductions, with each person updated their genealogy research status and included any DNA testing if they had it.

After the round table, Mr Castro provided a presentation on Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) testing. He discussed the three different DNA tests available (Autosomal, Y-DNA and Mitochondrial) and the companies that are providing them (Ancestry.com; My Heritage; FamilytreeDNA and 23andMe.  Now is the time to purchase one of these kits, since there are sales going on.

Mr. Castro shared examples of his own personal DNA results and explained how to read the results. He explored the information from DNA Chromosome Browser and DNA matches. He also provided information on programs available to document you genealogy research.

This presentation generated lots of question which Mr. Castro was able to address. The majority of the attendees had taken the Autosomal test. Because of this there was a lot of discuss and input from the audience. DNA testing is of great interest to genealogist.

To get more information, please contact the these companies directly at 

Ancestry.com  https://www.Ancestry.com
23andMe  https://www.23andme.com/dna-ancestry/
My Heritage  https://www.myheritage.com/
FamiytreeDNA  https://www.familytreedna.com/

 International Society of Genetic Genealogy
ISOGG https://isogg.org/