Tuesday, October 9, 2018

SWOHDNA Talk - Tuesday, October 16th

Who: Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group (SWOHDNA)
What: Presentation on Mitochondrial (mtDNA) and its application to genetic genealogy
Where: MidPointe Library, West Chester           Directions: https://goo.gl/4B6b8p
When: Tuesday, October 16th, 7:00 pm at the library

Over the past two years, we have discussed autosomal DNA and Y-DNA. At this meeting, we will discuss mtDNA and its application to genetic genealogy. One of the biggest misconceptions is that this a test that only women can take. Although it is true that Y-DNA tests can only be taken by men, an mtDNA test can be taken by everyone. The test traces the maternal line of both men and women back thousands of years.

Although the topics discussed have increasingly assumed some level of comfort with underlying DNA concepts, this test is perfect for the newbie, as this is a topic we've not previously discussed. Please consider attending.

This talk will not be broadcast live, but it will be available online soon after the presentation. Last month's presentation on Y-DNA has been uploaded and you can find it at this link:

If you have had success using mtDNA in your genealogical research, please email me and share your story.

Submitted by Kathy Reed

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