Sunday, 7 May 2017

BIFHSGO DNA Saturday

Nearly 50 people braved a soggy Ottawa Saturday morning to attend the BIFHSGO DNA Group at the City Archives.

Bill Arthurs spoke on recent progress on his Titus one name study finding German and Dutch lines have a common origin.

Arthur Owen explained the intricacies of visual phasing and recommended the explanation available through the ISOGG Wiki.

I spoke on the Living DNA test. There are five reasons why admixture test results and ancestry from traditional genealogy differ. Results from 30 tests showed that in all cases where the percent from a sub-region was over 30% that confirmed the paper genealogy. In the 30 tests there was more Cornwall DNA than would be expected based on population density and less Lancashire DNA. A larger sample is needed.

A donated AncestryDNA kit was raffled with the proceeds going to sponsor a DNA talk at the OGS conference. Thanks to those who purchased raffle tickets and to Susan Courage and Bill Arthurs who organise the program for the group.

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