Southern Arizona Genealogy Society
State of Arizona
Land acquired through the 1854 Gadsden Purchase, between the United States and Mexico, defined the southern most portion of Arizona.

Introduction to DNA (members only)

  • Instructor: Debra Kabinier   president@azsags.org
  • General Info:  a series of 4 introductory classes to help you understand the basics of DNA. Each class is offered four times but you only need to attend the one you want.
  • Cost:  $2.00 will be collected at the beginning of each class. Please bring exact change.
  • Sign-up:  only 25 spaces are available for each class, so please sign-up in advance to guarantee your seat. Walk-ins will have a seat only if there is an absence.
  • Misc:  laptop use is approved for all classes.
 
CLASS 1: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy and Types of DNA Tests
After a discussion of the definition of genetics and how genetics are used for genealogy, we will discuss the pros and cons of the three major DNA test used:  Y-DNA, mT-DNA, Autosomal DNA.
Date  Time Class Location
Oct. 4, 2019 10:00 - 11:30 AM Eldorado Room, La Perla Bldg. @ La Posada
Oct. 18, 2019 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eldorado Room, La Perla Bldg. @ La Posada
Nov. 1, 2019 10:00 - 11:30 AM Eldorado Room, La Perla Bldg. @ La Posada
Nov. 15, 2019 1:00 - 2:30 PM Private Dining Room, La Vista Bldg. @ La Posada
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CLASS 2: Comparisons of DNA Testing Companies
Currently, 5 major companies provide genealogy genetic testing. We will discuss the benefits of each company and compare their results.
Date  Time Class Location
Oct. 11, 2019 10:00 - 11:30 AM Eldorado Room, La Perla Bldg. @ La Posada
Oct. 25, 2019 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eldorado Room, La Perla Bldg. @ La Posada
Nov. 8, 2019 10:00 - 11:30 AM Eldorado Room, La Perla Bldg. @ La Posada
Nov. 22, 2019 1:00 - 2:30 PM Private Dining Room, La Vista Bldg. @ La Posada
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CLASS 3: Understanding Your DNA Results
Bring your results with you to this class and we will discuss what to do next.
Date  Time Class Location
Dec. 6, 2019 10:00 - 11:30 AM Eldorado Room, La Perla Bldg. @ La Posada
Dec. 20, 2019 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eldorado Room, La Perla Bldg. @ La Posada
Jan. 3, 2020 10:00 - 11:30 AM Eldorado Room, La Perla Bldg. @ La Posada
Jan. 17, 2020 1:00 - 2:30 PM Private Dining Room, La Vista Bldg. @ La Posada
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CLASS 4: Third Party Tools to Understand Your DNA Results
There's more than just using your DNA results on the testing company's website. This class will discuss other tools available.
Date  Time Class Location
Dec. 13, 2019 10:00 - 11:30 AM Eldorado Room, La Perla Bldg. @ La Posada
Dec. 27, 2019 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eldorado Room, La Perla Bldg. @ La Posada
Jan. 17, 2020 10:00 - 11:30 AM Eldorado Room, La Perla Bldg. @ La Posada
Jan. 24, 2020 1:00 - 2:30 PM Private Dining Room, La Vista Bldg. @ La Posada