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HGF DNA Interest Group (DIG) – Using Ancestry DNA Results with Third-Party Tools
May 5, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm
DNA and the Golden State Killer
GEDmatch Tier 1 and Genesis Tools
Bayland Community Center
Houston, TX 77074
While the focus of our previous DIG sessions has been on the tools and techniques used with DNA for genealogy research, we’ve also considered the ethical issues of obtaining and using DNA from others, especially the issue of informed consent. In this DIG session we’ll review the DNA methods and databases used by a California district attorney’s office in the case of the Golden State Killer and some of the comments from Judy Russell, Debbie Kennett, and others in the genealogy community regarding this case. We’ll discuss the implications for genetic genealogy including that of informed consent and even the continued use of DNA previously loaded into GEDMatch.
This session will then briefly review the free GEDmatch tools we covered in the last meeting, and examine the GEDmatch fee-based Tier 1 tools and the new GEDmatch Genesis developments. We’ll also show how DNA segment data from GEDMatch is used in DNAPainter to group segments and possibly assign them to shared ancestors.
If time permits, we’ll finish by summarizing our results in a McGuire Diagram showing the amounts of shared DNA and family relationships.
Information about the HGF DNA Interest Group (DIG), copies of the slides from the previous session, and annotated references with links to additional DNA resources are given on the HGF web page for the DNA Interest Group.
If you have any questions about the DIG, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org