DNA for genealogy
Want to break down your research brick walls?
Consider using DNA testing for genealogy.
Learn/share how to make more from your investment in DNA testing.
Meet 2-4pm 2nd Saturday of every 2nd month Feb to Oct (usually)
(doors open 1:30)
Waikanae Baptist Church Cafeteria
286 Te Moana Rd
2023: Sat Feb 18th (NB this is 3rd Sat); Apr 15th (3rd Sat, to avoid Easter); Jun 10th; Aug 12th; Oct 21st (3rd Sat, to avoid Election voting in hall); Bonus Zoom session: tba 1 hr max.
$5 door charge, including refreshments
Coordinator: Lorna Henderson
Use the Contact Us link above to request a topic or for more information. Please select “DNA Group” as the subject.
Our next two monthly DNA interest group is Sat. Aug 13th 2022
Waikanae Baptist Church cafeteria for 2-4pm, doors open 1:30
$3 entrance fee please, all welcome, all levels covered.
The presentation slot will be on the new, free, FamilyTreeDNA Discover tool for exploring the branches of the tree of mankind, along with where you might fit, along with the (in)famous you may be related to.
With the growth of DNA testing, many of these new branches are well within genealogical timeframes these days,
DNA Explained blog post
Bonus DNA Session: Sat 27th Nov 2021
DNAPainter, particularly WATO
Pre-registration required, invite will be sent to those on our DNA Mailing list
Aug 8th 2020:
1) DNA News
3) Digging deeper once you’ve checked your new matches.
This follows on from last session on what do YOU do when looking at your new matches.
Come along and share your tips on how to follow up the matches you are going to explore.
– identify an as yet unknown person
– find their ancestry
– look at clusters for patterns to narrow down where you may connect
Keep June 7th 2018 free in your diary – Maurice Gleeson is presenting two talks in Wellington after the NZSG Conference.
Details in the poster at