DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island
Scheduled Meetings

(1st Sat. of the month, 10 am – 12 pm)

September 1, 2018 
Ask the Experts Panel Discussion
Do you have questions about genetic genealogy, a particular DNA company, or a third party tool? Ask a panel of seven highly knowledgeable and experienced genealogists.(Sachem Public Library – NEW LOCATION for us – map it

October 6, 2018
DNA for Adoptees, or How, Instead of a Bike, I Got a Sister for My Birthday
Chuck was adopted at birth and using DNA, he has been able to unlock the history of his biological family and contact both cousins and a sister who were unaware of his existence.
Lecture by Chuck Weinstein
(Sachem Public Librarymap it)

November 3, 2018
Non-Autosomal DNA: X, Y and Mitochondrial
What non-autosomal DNA can do (and not do) for your genetic genealogical research.
This talk will present an overview of non-autosomal DNA, moving from the basis of what these DNA forms are, to a description of what their special characteristics can bring to the table of the family history researcher. The presentation will include discussions on how these can, and sometimes more importantly cannot, be used to augment typical autosomal DNA testing, and will attempt to dispel certain misconceptions and sources of confusion.
Lecture by Richard Haberstroh
(Patchogue-Medford Public Librarymap it)

December 2018
Winter Break, no meeting scheduled

January 5, 2019
Pay it Forward: Members Helping Members with the Basics
Do you have questions about how to use a DNA or genealogy website? Do you need help downloading your DNA results or uploading them to other sites? Bring your laptop, passwords, and questions. Members will pay it forward and do their best to help you with your genetic genealogy results.
(Sachem Public Librarymap it)

February 2, 2019
Sex, Lies & DNA
We all know by now that DNA testing can produce surprises and unearth secrets. Unexpected parent-child relationships may be posted outright by your testing company, but other relationships are harder to identify. What do your matches look like when the secret is further back in your tree? Join us as we explore family mysteries that may be hiding in your matches and discuss ideas for solving them.
Lecture by Suzanne Danet
(Sachem Public Librarymap it))

March 2, 2019
In Search of Boyle DNA
Lecture by Michael Carragher

(Sachem Public Librarymap it)

April 6, 2019
She Has Her Mother’s Laugh
Author, Carl Zimmer is coming, in person, to lecture about his NEW book.
Copies will be available for purchase at the library.
Lecture by Author: Carl Zimmer
(Sachem Public Librarymap it))

May 4, 2019
Did My Great-Grandmother Have A Family? A Documents and DNA Case Study
Do you have a “floating” female ancestor that cannot be attached to a larger tree? This case study will demonstrate ways to break through that brick wall with problem-solving strategies utilizing records, oral history, photographs, DNA, mapping, and cluster techniques.
Lecture by Rhoda Miller, Ed.D, CG
(Sachem Public Librarymap it)

June 1, 2019
2nd Anniversary Members Celebration.
Members will share their greatest DNA achievements of the year. We’ll have a DNA fashion show, and we’ll party with our food celebration. Prizes will be given out for the best DNA costume, the best DNA food, and the best gluten-free food.
(Sachem Public Librarymap it)

July 2019 – Summer Break, No meeting scheduled

August 3, 2019
Daniel Horowitz of My Heritage is coming in person
(Sachem Public Librarymap it)

October 5, 2019
Crista Cowan of is coming in person for 2 sessions
(Sachem Public Librarymap it)


Have you taken a DNA test from AncestryDNA, 23andMe, Family Tree DNA, My Heritage, Living DNA or another company?
Do you have Genetic Genealogy questions?
The DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island is here to help.
Join enthusiastic DGGLI members who use DNA tests to develop Family Trees.

Meetings are open to the public and are held on the first Saturday of every month, except July and December.

You can also interact with us on our DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island Facebook page


Meetings Info

Join us at the Sachem Public Library on the first Saturday the month.
All meetings begin promptly at 10 am and end at 12:15.
Our meetings are open to DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island members and to the public.  All are welcome.
Note: in November 2018, we will meet at the Patchogue Medford Library.
We take a vacation in December and July, there are no meetings during those months.

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