Terry Barton will again host a DNA Special Interest Group (DNA-SIG) in 2017, sponsored by the Genealogy Society of Cobb County and the International Society of Genetic Genealogy. Meetings will be at the First Presbyterian Church, 189 Church St., Marietta on the third Tuesdays, February through October, at 7 p.m. Discussions are aimed at individuals who already understand the basics of DNA testing but some “newbie” questions are addressed at each meeting. See worldfamilies.net for more on Barton’s DNA advice, and links, as he is one of our local DNA experts.
TOPIC: ANCESTRY DNA ADDS OVER ONE MILLION
Ancestry.com’s DNA program sold 1.4 million DNA test kits during the fall quarter due to its aggressive advertising campaign. While it’s great to get that many new people into DNA testing, let’s hope they are interested in genealogy matches as well as their ethnic profile.
Contact Kenneth H. Thomas Jr., P.O.Box 901, Decatur, GA 30031 or gagensociety.org.