Friday, June 24, 2016

UGA DNA Special Interest Group

The following is from the Utah Genealogical Association.

DNA Special Interest Group

UGA is pleased to be hosting a DNA Special Interest Group once again.  The group will meet on the third Tuesday of each month utilizing both online and in-person formats. Meetings are open to UGA members only.  For meeting links and locations, or to access recorded presentations, please login and click on the DNA interest group under the Members tab.

DNA SIG format:  Meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.  Most presentations will be delivered virtually and recorded for member viewing. Every fourth meeting will be held in-person and will not be recorded for privacy reasons. Members may submit questions for the in-person meetings ahead of time, and the presentation will facilitate working through the questions and related discussion.

Presenter:  Stephanie Saylor
Stephanie holds a degree in Biology with an emphasis in Neuroscience and has actively worked in research for several years on topics including: Parkinson's disease, toxicity of TCDD, opioid receptors, maternal immune activation and glial cells.  Stephanie has completed several genetic-genealogical-related courses, including the Advanced DNA course at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Advanced DNA Practicum at the Forensic Genealogy Institute.  Presentations and workshops will combine her DNA background with a firm belief in sound research and a love of genealogy.

June 21, 2016:             Basic Biology Overview
July 19, 2016:              Autosomal DNA Basics
August 16, 2016:         Y-DNA Basics
September 20, 2016:   In-person meeting - working through member DNA research questions
October 18, 2016:        xDNA Basics
November 15, 2016:    mtDNA Basics
December 20, 2016:    Organizing DNA Research
January 17, 2017:        In-person meeting - working through member DNA research questions

Meetings are open to UGA members only.  To obtain the link, login at and go to the “Members” tab in the menu.  Recordings will also be made available in this same location after the meetings.

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