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.

2 comments:

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.