Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SWOHDNA - What is Y-DNA and How Will It Help My Research?

Photo Credit: FTDNA

What: Meeting of the Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group (SWOHDNA)
Where: MidPointe Library, West Chester
When: 7:00 - 8:45 PM, Tuesday, August 15th
Who: Doug Beezely
Why: Learn about Y-DNA and how it can help your genealogical research

We are fortunate to have among our members, Doug Beezley. He has worked with Y-DNA and manages a One-Name Study on the Beasley (and its variations) surname. It is connected to the Guild of One-Name Studies

Up until now, we have only discussed autosomal (atDNA). Y-DNA is unique to males. It is passed from father to son, and so on, with little change. We will discuss the following:

  • What is the difference between a SNP and A STR? What do they have to do with Y-DNA?
  • Where can I purchase a Y-DNA test? Is there more than one kind?
  • How do I interpret the test results?
  • Why is research still important?
  • How can I use my results? 
  • How can I use my results to contribute to a surname or regional Y-DNA group?
Come join other group members in learning about Y-DNA. This talk will also be presented as a webinar. More information on how to sign up for the webinar with be provided soon.

Submitted by:

Kathy Reed

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