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Dorset Family History Society’s Monthly Online Zoom Meeting
« on: Sunday 03 January 21 18:54 GMT (UK) »
Dorset Family History Society is hosting an on-line Zoom talk on Tuesday 19th January 2021 from 7.30pm - 9.30pm (approx.)

ON-LINE SPEAKER IS DR. PENNY WALTERS talking on ‘MIXING DNA WITH A PAPER TRAIL’.

Penny will explain how to merge established paper trails with DNA results. The biology and jargon of DNA can be overwhelming and people have had to learn this new branch of genealogy quickly. Through DNA testing, people receive ethnicity estimates, a heritage map, a list of people that DNA ‘matches’ (overlaps) with, and the opportunity to contact them and collaborate if both parties want to. Many people don’t know what to do with all that information, and just focus on their ethnicity result. The advantages and disadvantages of different DNA tests will be explored; a consanguinity chart will be provided; useful information for adoptees will be given; uploading to GED match and utilising the MRCA (most recent common ancestor) information, and triangulation will be explained. Attendees will be shown how to add ‘useful’ DNA matches to their tree to inform a re-structured paper trail. A variety of ethical dilemmas will be outlined.

Dr. Penny Walters has been a University lecturer for 30 years in Psychology and Business Studies. Her interest in genealogy started after having her first child and then wondering about her biological parents, as she was adopted. DNA testing has revealed 94% Irish heritage.


To access the talk please email [email protected] from the week before. An invitation will be sent out with sign in details, and then sign in to Zoom from 7.15pm on the night for a 7.30 start. The Society would welcome a voluntary contribution (usually £3) towards the cost via our website.  Thank you.

More details on the website www.dorsetfhs.org.uk


WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING EVERYONE TO OUR NEW APPROACH AT THIS CHALLENGING TIME!