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.firstname.lastname@example.org. Your name will be added to the email list.
Meeting Dates for 2018
December 11, 2018 - Understanding Your DNA Health Results. Kelli Bergheimer of the Central Ohio DIG will be the presenter.
Meeting Dates for 2019
February 12, 2019 - Exploring DNA Painter software to better identify your genetic matches.
August 13, 2019
October 8, 2019
December 10, 2019
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
Each company publishes a “White Paper” that details how ethnicity estimates are determined. Reference populations are listed.
Recently published books
The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy
by Blaine Bettinger. Check Amazon.com.
Genetic Genealogy in Practice (Arlington, VA: National Genealogical Society, 2016) by Blaine T. Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne.
page modified: 05/19/2019 KR