Iowa City Genealogical Society
- 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
- All Ages
Getting More from Ancestry DNA- topic of Genealogy Society Meeting
Bryant McAllister, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Iowa will present the program at the Feb 29th meeting of the Iowa City Genealogical Society. He was discuss the many features of Ancestry DNA that are not broadly recognized, either due to them being “hidden” or because of persistent changes in the web platform. His program will emphasize the utility of these lesser known features for the exploration of DNA test results and their application in family history research. He will demonstrate navigation through the DNA Story and show a variety of features for DNA Matches, using biological relationships to evaluate the historical record of family relationships in the process.
Bryant McAllister is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Iowa. In 2016, he established the Personal Genome Learning Center (PGLC), a volunteer student organization focused on engaging students with genetics applications through direct-to-consumer DNA testing platforms. He along with students in the PGLC organize and provide programming for monthly meetings of the DNA Interest Group - Iowa City at the Iowa City Public Library.
Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting, which will begin at 9:30 a.m. February 29th, at the LDS Family History Library, 2730 Bradford Drive, Iowa City. A wheelchair accessible entrance is available from the east parking lot.