Using Tree Information Provided by DNA Testing Companies

  • 09 May 2022
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom, On line

Using Tree Information Provided by DNA Testing Companies


By Glenn York

Monday, May 9, 2022

Members ONLY

ZOOM

Glenn York is an avid genealogist with decades of research experience at numerous facilities across the United States.  He began researching by pouring over microfilm at the National Archives and reading books at the Library of Congress during the 1980s while living in the Washington D.C. area.

Over the years, Glenn has gained extensive experience in genetic genealogy and works with tests at all major DNA testing companies.  He was first tested in 2005 and he currently manages DNA tests for over 35 family members.

His formal education includes a bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a master’s degree in Telecommunications.  He has also completed over 12 courses of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburg (GRIP) and has participated in many genealogy conferences and seminars.

Glenn currently serves as President of the Larimer County Genealogical Society and is the delegate to the National Genealogical Society for the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies.  He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, Genealogical Speakers Guild and many other genealogical and historical societies.

He facilitates monthly DNA study groups for two area genealogical societies, teaches genealogy classes, and volunteers at a local library to help people with genealogy research.  Glenn has assisted many in discovering their biological families through his understanding of genetic genealogy.

This presentation will look at the three different approaches DNA testing companies are using to help users find their family relationships.  It will explore Ancestry “Thru-lines”, MyHeritage “Theories of Family Relativity”, and 23andMe “Your Family Tree”.  He will also briefly look at some of the third party tools that help build tree information from DNA test results.  There will be discussion on how each can be useful to advance your research.

This program is FREE to WVGS members, and will be held via Zoom on May 9, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.  If you are not a member, you may join this meeting and all of the following meetings in 2022 by sending $15 per individual, or $20 per family to Wabash Valley Genealogy Society, P O Box 7012, Terre Haute, IN  47802-7012.  If you wish to pay using Paypal, add $2 to each choice.  You can obtain the application by going to www.inwvgs.org.  Click on membership.  Watch this site to see more upcoming events or check WVGS Facebook page.  Send application at least one week before the meeting date.

For this fee, you will be able to obtain assistance from other members when you reach a “brick wall” in your research.  You will also receive a bi-monthly newsletter.  Handouts and recorded videos will be available for periods of time for members only . . . so join to take advantage of the WVGS offerings.