Hamilton County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 15865
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215-0865
Telephone:  (513) 956-7078

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A chapter of the
Ohio Genealogical Society

DNA Interest Group

Welcome to the page of the Southwest Ohio DNA Interest Group (SWOHDNA)
This group was organized to serve the needs of genealogists in the Greater Cincinnati area who are interested in learning how DNA can enhance their genealogical research. We have members from Hamilton, Butler, Hamilton, Warren, Clermont, and Montgomery Counties in Ohio, as well as a member from northern Kentucky. Kathy Reed, Director at Large for the Hamilton County Genealogical Society, is chairing this DNA Interest Group. To be placed on the email list, please send an email to DNA.interest@hcgsohio.org. Your name will be added to the email list. 
All meetings are held at the MidPointe Library in West Chester from 7:00 - 8:45 PM.
Meeting Dates for 2019
February 12, 2019 - Exploring DNA Painter software to better identify your genetic matches.
June 11, 2019 - Exploring the New Tools at Ancestry DNA - featuring video by Blaine Bettinger.
August 13, 2019 Using the Lazarus Project to Break Down Brick Walls with Kelli Bergheimer
October 8, 2019 Reliability, Ethics and Privacy in the DNA Age with Kelli Bergheimer
December 10, 2019 Hunting the Hunters with Debra Renard from the Louisville DNA Interest Group.
Links to SWOHDNA Videos 
Resources for Genetic Genealogy
Here is a list of sources that can be quite beneficial to those interested in using DNA to enhance their genealogy. The most comprehensive and useful link is to the International Society of Genetic Genealogy. It is free to join this organization. They have a facebook page and an ISOGG Wiki containing up-to-date and valuable information.
International Society of Genetic Genealogy
HCGS Youtube Channel
Some videos produced by the chapter are available for everyone to view, including non-members. As SWOHDNA is a regional interest group supported by the Hamilton County Genealogical Society, DNA Interest Group videos are shared there. You can choose to subscribe to this channel by subscribing here.
White Papers
Each company publishes a “White Paper” that details how ethnicity estimates are determined. Reference populations are listed.
Recently published books
Genetic Genealogy in Practice
page modified: 87/27/2019 KR