DNA Lunch & Learn – Every 3rd Friday** noon – 1:30 p.m.
SBCGS Sahyun Library Community Room

Also, DNA Interest Group (DIG) meets before SBCGS General Society Meeting & Program
Every 3rd Saturday, 9:30 a.m. First Presbyterian Church (see SBCGS Calendar)
 
DNA Surname Table
This Excel template from Devon Lee Noel of Family History Fanatics is used to record the surnames for 16 generations of your paternal and maternal direct line. Use it as a quick reference when researching your DNA matches. The template has a link to a YouTube video on how to use the table.
 
Online Resources
International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG)
 
Facebook Groups:
 Genetic Genealogy Tips & Techniques
 AncestryMatching
 ISOGG

Blogs: 
 The Genetic Genealogist (Blaine T Bettinger)
 Your DNA Guide (Diahan Southard, good for beginners)
 The Legal Genealogist (Judy Russell)
 – Kitty Cooper (DNA beginner, advanced)

YouTube:
 Barefoot Genealogist (Crista Cowen)
 Genetic Genealogy Ireland
 Blaine T Bettinger
Legacy Family Tree Webinars ($50 per yr or $10 per mo)
 
Additional Genetic Genealogy Analysis Tools
DNA Painter https://dnapainter.com/
– Shared cMs predictor (website, free)
– DNA chromosome painting
– WATO (“What are the Odds”)
DNAGedcom - Tools developed to help adoptees find birth parents https://dnagedcom.com/
GEDmatch website, free ($10 per month for premium tools) https://www.gedmatch.com/
 
Books
Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, Genetic Genealogy in Practice, Blaine T Bettinger
Genetic Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond, Emily D Aulicino
Guide to DNA Testing: How to Identify Ancestors, Confirm Relationships, Richard Hill
Finding Family, My Search for Roots and Secrets in my DNA, Richard Hill
 
DNA Test Companies: (for genealogical or ethnicity purposes)
AncestryDNA – autosomal only https://www.ancestry.com/dna/
MyHeritage – autosomal only https://www.myheritage.com/dna
FamilyTreeDNA – autosomal, yDNA, mtDNA https://www.familytreedna.com/
23andMe – autosomal, plus yDNA & mtDNA haplogroups https://www.23andme.com/
LivingDNA – autosomal, plus yDNA & mtDNA haplogroups. https://www.livingdna.com/
 
DNA BASICS
Genetic Genealogy Overview
You might already be familiar with how DNA testing can help solve crimes, confirm the paternity of children, and even determine the identity of ancient mummies. Now DNA can also help you with your genealogical research. It's a simple and painless process to gather your DNA sample and within a few weeks have results that you can compare with the ever-expanding Ancestry.com DNA database to find potential genetic cousins.
 
Genetic Science Learning Center (University of Utah)
Covers: What is DNA?; What is a Gene?; What is a Chromosome?; What is a Protein; What is Heredity?; What is a Trait? 
 
Join the Santa Barbara Genealogical Society FTDNA Project here.