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DNA Special Interest Group

Event

Title:
DNA Special Interest Group
When:
Sat, 19. October 2019, 10:45 h - 12:00 h
Where:
Arlington Heights Memorial Library - Arlington Heights, IL
Category:
Monthly Meetings
Created by:
Howard Cameron

Description

DNA Special Interest Group 

 

Today's Session - Bio-Parents for Peg & Donna: An  Autosomal Case Study

Join facilitator Michelle Wilson on an interactive, real-life autosomal case study to identify the bio-parents of two related adoptees. Learn how the processes of separating maternal and paternal relatives, marshaling support to gain access to locked trees, gathering necessary genealogical records, working up pedigrees, and narrowing down candidates actually works in practice.

Every unknown parentage case involves two separate searches, one for each parent. While the bio-mother, in this case, was identified routinely, the bio-father was obscured behind an incorrectly attached (wrong) pedigree, misattributed parentage of a grandfather, and descendants resulting from a son and his mother who (re-)married siblings, resulting in higher than usual autosomal sharing among their descendants.

Search angel work can be quite an adventure, and anyone serious about genetic genealogy is encouraged to become familiar with the methods required. Solid knowledge of the techniques involved provides a firm footing for those wishing to use related methods to extend lineages back in time with the help of DNA.

Bring your tablets and laptops, we will work the case in small groups!

Guest Facilitator: Michelle Wilson

Presented with the permission of the families.


Venue

Location:
Arlington Heights Memorial Library - Website
Street:
500 N Dunton Ave
ZIP:
60004
City:
Arlington Heights
State:
IL
Country:
United States