D.I.G. - DNA Interest Group Returns with Six Upcoming Sessions

DNA Interest Group (D.I.G): Join our Library staff for a new edition of the D.N.A. Interest Group! For the next 6 months of 2021 (May – October), we will be taking the D.I.G. concept further with book chapter, case study, and article discussions – virtually via ZOOM. This class is an introductory level to give you a solid background on the science behind your DNA test and results! The topic list for each session can be found below. While not mandatory, it is highly suggested that you purchase or borrow the book: The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy (2ND EDITION) by Blaine Bettinger. With each Zoom session, we will cover specific chapters from the book along with other articles and/or case studies to keep the conversation diverse and relevant. Book can be ordered online or through our 1792 Store! Six sessions for 2021 – Held the 4th Saturday of the month, 2:00-4:00pm EST:

  1. Companies and Ethics (May 22)
  2. AtDNA and Ethnicity (June 26)
  3. AtDNA and Tools (July 24)
  4. Y DNA, MtDNA, and X DNA (August 28)
  5. Working with Matches (September 25)
  6. Case Studies and Brick Walls (October 23)

Price: Each session is $7 for members and $10 for non-members (Package rates: $40 for members and $60 for non-members). Once signed up, you will receive a Zoom invitation and reading list prior to each session. Plus, each session will be recorded, so if you miss one or want to review what we talked about, a link to the recorded session will be provided to attendees. Seating is limited – so please register for your class choice prior to the event!

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Dana has nearly two decades of experience in non-profit sales and marketing; she most recently spent sixteen years with Commerce Lexington, the Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce in membership development. Dana graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.A in History. She enjoys putting her knowledge of history to work with her marketing and development expertise. A 2007 graduate of Leadership Lexington and 2014 graduate of Leadership Central Kentucky, she is active in the Central Kentucky business community and recently served as the president of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives and as a representative on the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors. Dana lives in Scott County, and when she is not traveling with her husband and cheering on her two children in their various sports, her hobbies include collecting antique books, writing fiction, genealogical research and spending time outdoors. Staff member since 2019.

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