Saturday, February 11, 2012

HCGS 11 Feb 2012 - DNA and Genealogy -Update

At the February 11th meeting of HCGS Tom and Georgia Bopp our HCGS members and members of the International Society of Genetic Genealogists gave a great presentation "DNA and Genealogy - An Update."  The interesting power point presentation covered the timeline of DNA testing and analysis for genealogists and the uses of male line Y-DNA, male and female Autosomal DNA, and maternal line's mtDNA.  The study and participation in DNA Projects has progressed from the days of scientists Cohanim and Hammer and pioneer Rebecca Cann.  Rebecca Cann is a world class researcher in anthropological DNA studies right here at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu.
   Georgia has settled on the company of "FamilyTreeDNA" to do testing.     What will the future hold?  They speculate that within five years the Full Sequence of Y-DNA testing will be available for $1000... the "Entire Genome."  We'll see!
         Tom and Georgia Bopp after their presentation having brunch with the hungry geneologists at Waioli Tea Room in Manoa.


Sweetai13 said...

Hello, I recently sent in my application to the Honolulu Genealogical Society! I am excited to find other people that are as interested in genealogy as me. I wish I could have made the February meeting, but I plan on making the March meeting. I am looking forward to meeting everyone!

Donna Hague Wendt said...

Hope to see you next time, say hello.

Kalani said...

I haven't spoken to Georgia since June I believe or July where I talked about what I spoke to the President/CEO of FamilyTreeDNA about Polynesian DNA and what I learned along the way with autosomal DNA and based on the research out there regarding all of this.

But I was wondering, do you have any meetings about DNA in general and teach members about Genetic Genealogy? I was just mentioning to a group of people (Hawaiians) who got DNA tested that we should all get together to do one on one help like how I've done here with others helping them with genetic genealogy and basics.

Donna Hague Wendt said...

Yes we are planning a DNA Presentation Oct 11, but yet to be verified. Kalani, I don't know how to contact you, so please send me your email address here. I won't publish it. Aloha, Donna

Donna Hague Wendt said...

Thanks Kalani, I received your message and email.