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DNA Interest Group (DIG) – the Leeds Method of DNA Color Clustering
September 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Color Clustering: Visually Sorting DNA for Adoptees and Traditional Genealogists
Bayland Community Center
Houston, TX 77074
This month’s DIG meeting will feature a special presentation by Dana Leeds describing her new method for identifying Ancestry DNA matches. The Leeds Method of DNA Color Clustering sorts autosomal DNA matches into clusters of highly related matches, often separating Ancestry’s 2nd and 3rd cousins into groupings based on the test taker’s four sets of great grandparents. This method can be used even when you do not know the identity or true relationship of your matches. It is an ideal first step for adoptees and other cases of unknown parentage. But, it is also a powerful, visual method of sorting for traditional genealogists. This new method has received high praise from Blaine Bettinger and others in the genetic genealogy community. You can learn more about Color Clustering in Dana’s blog “Color Clustering: Creating Color Clusters“.