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DNA Interest Group (DIG)
March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kitty Munson Cooper will be the speaker at our DNA Interest Group meeting on March 18, 2017. Her presentation will be on Tier 1 tools at GEDmatch.com, including those new in 2017.
Kitty Munson Cooper is well-known blogger and speaker on genetic genealogy. She started her blog – blog.kittycooper.com – in 2012 to keep track of her family’s DNA tests as well as her genealogical research. Written for her relatives with simple step by step pictorial explanations, the blog soon became extremely popular. It currently receives about 2000-3000 unique visitors a day.
Her interest in family history and genealogy started at her beloved Aunt Marion’s funeral in 1997 when she realized that many stories died with her aunt. She resolved not to let any more of them be forgotten and started collecting stories and family data from that day forward.
Kitty started programming computers in 1966 while still in high school and currently has her own small web development business. In her spare time she has created a number of tools for the genetic genealogy community for displaying pictures of whom their DNA is from, showing overlapping segments, and grouping the DNA overlaps.
She has a cum laude degree from Harvard University and is also a World Champion Bridge player. Born and raised in New York City, she now lives in Lakeside, California (East San Diego County) with her husband Steve and their dog Kyndra. They have over an acre and more than 20 fruit trees. Gardening is another hobby of hers.