Upcoming Presentations

From Madness to Method: Making Sense of Your DNA Results

Online via Zoom
Wed, Sep 29, 2021 9:00 AM Pacific & 6:00 PM Pacific (two sessions)
Beginner–Intermediate Level | US$20

DNA is a powerful tool to solve family mysteries, but getting started can be daunting. Which testing company is best? Which kind of DNA? What about third-party tools? What subscriptions do you need? This live talk will work through examples that showcase an overall strategy for addressing different types of brick wall questions using DNA and traditional genealogical evidence. You will have opportunities to ask questions during and after the talk. Attendance is limited to 35 participants per session.

Register: Session 1 (9 AM PDT) or Session 2 (6 PM PDT)


When Your Tree Is A Banyan: Untangling Endogamy

Ventura County Genealogical Society DNA Special Interest Group
Online via Zoom
9 Oct 2021 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Intermediate–Advanced Level | Free

Endogamy, the practice of marrying within a relatively small group, is common and one of the greatest challenges to working with autosomal DNA matches to enhance your family tree. This series will help you understand what endogamy is, why it complicates DNA analyses, how to gauge it, and some strategies to work most effectively with your DNA results.

Sign up:  https://venturacogensoc.org