DNA Special Interest Group

 
DNA - Genetic genealogy is a new tool for genealogists, where DNA helps the genealogist focus research and connect with cousins to build out family trees. DNA testing is becoming more affordable, with increasing interest in using the technology to work through brick walls and identify new family lines for research.
 
The LCGS DNA SIG is open to members who have an interest in using DNA testing for genealogy or family history research. Those totally new to genetic genealogy will find if DNA testing is right for them; experienced members might learn a new skill or help others in the group.
 
The meetings will be held from November to May generally on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the South Building of the Fort Myers Regional Library, classrooms A & B, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers, Florida. Free parking is available in the parking lot next to the South Building. Handicapped parking is available in the parking lot very near our meeting rooms.
 
Our meeting time is 10 AM to noon. Please enter through the front door, not the side doors that are locked during the week. 
 
Meeting dates and/or times may be moved due to space availability. If you are interested in attending the LCGS DNA SIG, contact Andrea Perisho to be placed on the DNA SIG notification list for meeting dates/times.
 
Family Tree DNA Learning Center Webinars:
 
During our 2016/2017 sessions, we’ll be covering  the workbook Genetic Genealogy in Practice. The book is available from the National Genealogical Society for $36.00, including shipping. 
 
 
Moderator:
Andrea Musgrove Perisho has a Master’s in Public Health and almost thirty years of experience working in the health care field. She manages over thirty DNA kits for her family and is a FTDNA project administrator for four DNA projects using both autosomal DNA and Y-DNA. In November 2015, Ms. Perisho completed the sixteen-month on-line Professional Genealogy course. She has attended week-long institutes at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburg, Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, National Genealogical Society week-long study trip to Salt Lake City, as well as a DNA workshop through the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy and a Family Tree DNA project administrator conference. Ms. Perisho is the registrar for the Lawrence Kearny Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.