Saturday, March 24, 2012

"Genealogy, Genetics & Ethics" in Burbank Saturday

I will be speaking next Saturday in Burbank, California and signing copies of my book, Crash Course in Genealogy. If you are going to be in that area, I'd love to see you in person.

The Southern California Genealogical Society DNA Interest Group
and the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (
           Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504
(818) 843-7247

DNA Interest Group Meetings – 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  

Sat,  March 31, 2012 –  Genetics, Genealogy, and Ethics
Presenter: David Dowell, Ph.D, Genealogist and Research Librarian
  • 10:00-10:30         Answering questions about DNA testing.
  • 10:30-12:00         Bioethicists concerns versus the public’s right to know.
  • 12:00-1:00            Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00              Individualized help.
$5.00 donation is suggested for attendance. Individualized help will be available after the formal presentation for those who want to order DNA tests or who have received DNA results and need help managing their personal page or interpreting their results. A drawing will be held for a $30 discount certificate for ordering a DNA test. Brown bag or join us for pizza for an additional $5.00.

For additional information contact Kathy Johnston at or phone (310) 213-1207.

Following the regular meeting from 2:00-4:00 p.m., those who are Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) Project Administrators or Project Co-administrators are invited to remain to discuss how they are managing group projects.  The Roundtable format allows people to share expertise and create solutions to issues.

Future Meetings of the DNA Interest Group, which meets each 5th Saturday, will feature:
Sat., June 30, 2012 – Alice Fairhurst, Understanding Deep Clade Testing
Sat., Sept. 29, 2012 – Douglas Neslund, An Adoptee’s Quest

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