DNA — our natural source of genealogical information
We inherit our DNA from our biological parents. By comparing our DNA with that of others we can find, confirm, or disprove relationships. By comparing our DNA with that of homogenous groups we can gain insight into ethnic ancestry.
Our DNA Interest Group meets every other month at the City of Ottawa Central Archives to share experiences, information, and ideas about the use of DNA evidence in exploring family history. We invite BIFHSGO members and non-members to join us.
Our meetings are open to BIFHSGO members and non-members. Visit the Meetings page to learn about the date of our next meeting. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DNA Interest Group Presentation Handouts
Books in the BIFHSGO Library
Deep Ancestry: Inside the Genographic Project. The Landmark DNA Quest to Decipher Our Distant Past, Spenser Wells
Forensic Genealogy, Colleen Fitzpatrick
Trace Your Roots with DNA, Megan Smolenyak and Ann Turner
Other Books We Recommend
For those developing an interest in the application of DNA to genealogical research.
Double Helix, James D. Watson
Genetics for Dummies, Tara Rodden Robinson
Seven Daughters of Eve, Bryan Sykes
For those interested in DNA technology.
DNA and Social Networking, Debbie Kennett
A more comprehensive list of books is available on the International Society of Genetic Genealogy's Wiki.
Group Members’ Websites and Blogs
Resources from BIFHSGO's DNA Interest Group Meetings