DNA Special Interest Group

DNA Strand

The UGA DNA Special Interest Group (SIG) is a UGA member benefit. We invite you to join us. To register to attend or view recorded sessions, you must be logged in as a UGA member.

Meetings are held on the third Tuesday at 7:00 pm. Presentations are be delivered virtually and recorded for member viewing. Beginning in 2017, sessions will alternate - with a formal presentation every other month and open questions and answers on alternate months.

Presenter: Stephanie Saylor

Dyana Jacobs, AGĀ® Stephanie holds a degree in Biology with an emphasis in Neuroscience and has actively worked in research for several years on topics including: Parkinson's disease, toxicity of TCDD, opioid receptors, maternal immune activation and glial cells. Stephanie has completed several genetic- genealogical-related courses, including the Advanced DNA course at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Advanced DNA Practicum at the Forensic Genealogy Institute. Presentations and workshops will combine her DNA background with a firm belief in sound research and a love of genealogy.

Upcoming Schedule

16 May 2017, 7pm MST: Questions You Would Like To Ask

Learning how to use DNA to enhance your genealogical research can be a challenge. You might have a question or two along the way. Instead of a formal presentation, we are planning an open question meeting.

This question session will not be recorded in order to make it easier for members to ask questions and provide answers in a less intimidating atmosphere.

Please come prepared with a question to ask. If you have a question, then it is worth asking; even if others know the answer.

Past Presentations

(These can be viewed on the Recorded Sessions page.)

  • March 2017: What Can DNA Teach You?
  • December 2016: Organizational Orangutan
  • November 2016: mtDNA Basics
  • October 2016: xDNA Basics
  • August 2016: Y-DNA Basics
  • July 2016: Autosomal DNA (atDNA) Basics
  • June 2016: Basic Biology Overview