Chula Vista Genealogical Society Meeting on Wednesday, 28 July Features Dr. Penny Walters

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 12 midday PDT

Chula Vista Genealogical Society  Common Assembly 

(in a Zoom Video Convention)

Dr. Penny Walterson Mixing DNA and the Paper Path

Dr Penny Walters will clarify on this session how one can merge established paper trails with DNA outcomes. The biology and jargon of DNA might be overwhelming and folks have needed to be taught this new department of family tree shortly. By way of DNA testing, folks obtain ethnicity estimates, a heritage map, a listing of those who DNA ‘matches’ (overlaps) with, and the chance to contact them and collaborate if each events wish to.

The benefits and drawbacks of various DNA checks will likely be explored; a consanguinity chart will likely be offered; helpful data for adopted folks will likely be given; importing to GEDmatch and utilising the MRCA (most up-to-date widespread ancestor) data, and triangulation, will likely be defined. Attendees will likely be proven how one can add ‘helpful’ DNA matches to their tree to tell a re-structured paper path. Quite a lot of moral dilemmas will likely be outlined.

Dr. Penny Walters has been a College lecturer for 30 years in Psychology and Enterprise Research. Penny’s curiosity in family tree began after having her first little one after which questioning about her organic dad and mom, as she was adopted. DNA testing has revealed 94% Irish heritage; and engaging insights into her youngsters’s heritage. Penny lectures internationally in-person, presents webinars, and writes articles about quite a lot of family tree matters. Penny has authored the books: Moral Dilemmas in Family tree and The Psychology of Looking out, each obtainable in paperback or Kindle on Amazon. See Penny’s web site at


Attendance is free however solely 100 seats can be found so please register quickly.

This program will likely be held on-line utilizing the Zoom video conferencing platform for Conferences. A Zoom assembly invitation will likely be despatched by way of electronic mail to CVGS members on 26 July.  Please observe that the assembly begins at 12 midday Pacific Daylight Time.  The Zoom Assembly room will likely be open by 11:45 a.m. for visiting and serving to attendees join.

This invitation is obtainable to non-members by registering at You’ll obtain an electronic mail the day earlier than the assembly with the hyperlink to JOIN.  Attendance is proscribed to 100 attendees.  Contact you probably have issues.

NOTE:  The Chula Vista Genealogical Society provides an electronic mail membership of $10 per 12 months for distant members (outdoors of San Diego County, California).  Apart from the month-to-month Common Assembly with a program on final Wednesdays, there’s a month-to-month Analysis Group assembly on second Wednesdays and a DNA Curiosity Group assembly on the third Wednesdays, plus a month-to-month 10-page electronic mail publication chock stuffed with program bulletins, analysis ideas and program critiques.


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