Roberta Estes, MS

OCCGS 3rd Annual DNA Day


Roberta Estes, MS, MBA
of DNAeXplained

Author, Expert and Specialist in Native American DNA Research

Saturday October 1, 2022
10:00 am to 4:00 pm PDT


Time (PDT) Event
10:00 am Welcome, Housekeeping, Introductions
10:15 am Session 1: Making the Most of Y DNA Results - Your and Your Relative's Too
We will look at Y DNA tools at FamilyTreeDNA and how to utilize them. STR markers, the Big Y, the block tree and even other people's results. We will also include using projects and utilizing other websites and tools to find candidates for your Y DNA lines.
11:15 am Break 1
11:30 am Session 2: Mitochondrial DNA - What Can It Do For You?
Everyone can test their own mitochondrial DNA, and everyone has a mitochondrial story. We will look at the tools provided to put your mother's direct line story together and how to locate potential testers for each of your ancestral lines.
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Session 3: Using X DNA to Solve Problems
X DNA is often a neglected tool, yet it can be very useful to genealogists due to its unique inheritance path. We will look at X matching at FamilyTreeDNA, 23andMe and GEDmatch, vendors who support X chromosome matching.
2:30 pm Break 2
2:45 pm Session 4: DNA Tossed Salad: Putting It All Together Tests and Vendors
Four different kinds of DNA matching, Y, mitochondrial, autosomal and X provide us with a plethora of tools available at a variety of vendors. As a genealogist, how do you put this together? When can you use various tools to solve problems? We will evaluate specific situations and set up analysis plans that will guide our DNA testing, searching and evaluation.
3:45 pm Wrap Up

Please note that this is a LIVE event, and the schedule may shift slightly to serve the needs of the live audience.

Recordings of these session will be available to OCCGS Attendee Members Only in the "members only" section of the website.



Contact OCCGS:

Orange County California Genealogical Society
c/o Huntington Beach Central Library
7111 Talbert Avenue
Huntington Beach, California 92648

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