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DNA Interest Group (DIG)

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Today’s program is “On a Y-DNA Mission,” presented by Alice Fairhurst. In addition, Southern California Genealogical Society is providing a door prize in the form of a certificate for the 6th Genetic Genealogy Conference in Burbank in May 2018.


Y-DNA is a test that can be taken by males only and is used to trace male lineages. Learn how it differs from autosomal tests which can be taken by all and are offered by multiple companies. See how it can reach back in time to show migration paths of a single male inheritance and may pinpoint locations where similar groups were located 500-1000 years ago. Case studies will be provided.

A question and answer period will follow the presentation, along with practice of any skills learned. In addition, Alice will be presenting a door prize courtesy of Southern California Genealogical Society in the form of a certificate for attendance to the 6th Genetic Genealogy Conference in May 2018. 

Speaker Biography:

Alice M. Fairhurst is the current and a past President of the Southern California Genealogical Society.  She has been involved in all of the six Genetic Genealogy conferences in Burbank and chair or co-chair of Jamboree since 2016.

From 2006 to 2015 she managed the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) Y-DNA Haplotree tree, cited in many academic papers.  Prior to retirement from JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), she taught at Cal Poly Pomona and Glendale Community College.

An avid genealogist, she first started recording her family stories when in grammar school and has traced her Scottish, Irish, and French roots back to the old country.

DNA Interest Group meetings are held on the third Saturday of  each month (except December) in the Community Room of the Library, and are free and open to the public; there is no need for reservations.

Kathleen Isabelle Tifft Cooper, Co-Chair,
Teri Callahan, Co-Chair,


October 21
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Kathleen Cooper


Georgina Cole Library: Community Room
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Carlsbad, CA 92008 United States
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