Spring 2020 Events

Did you receive a DNA kit for Christmas? Interested in learning what it is all about? CIDIG has you covered! The first quarter of 2020 is full of great events around central Indiana where you can learn all about commercial DNA testing and genetic genealogy.

January 18th, 10:00a.m.-11:00p.m.

Hamilton East Public Library – Fishers

“Working Your Matches on 23andMe”

Steven Frank will discuss the DNA Matches feature on AncestryDNA and share tips on how to organize and search your matches effectively.  We will also discuss how to maximize your chances of getting a response when contacting your genetic cousins.

February 8th, 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

Indiana State Library

One-on-One Genealogy Consultations

Free 20-minute consultations with CIDIG team leader at Indiana State Library. Reservations required. See https://www.in.gov/library/events.htm.

February 22nd, 10:00a.m.-11:00p.m.

Hamilton East Public Library – Fishers

“Working Your Matches on 23andMe”

Andrea Ackermann will discuss how to get the most out of your DNA Relatives match list on 23andMe, including how to organize matches, trace shared DNA segments, and customize your profile in order to get responses from your genetic cousins.

March 14th, 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

Indiana State Library

One-on-One Genealogy Consultations

Free 20-minute consultations with CIDIG team leader at Indiana State Library. Reservations required. See https://www.in.gov/library/events.htm.

March 21st, 1:00p.m.-4:30p.m.

Anderson Public Library

DNA Workshop

EVENT CANCELLED – Tentatively rescheduled for June 27th, 2020.

The Anderson Public Library presents a comprehensive DNA workshop hosted by the Central Indiana DNA Interest Group.  This event is free but attendees are encouraged to register in advance here.

CIDIG members Ann Raymont, Angela Guntz and Steven Frank will host a half-day workshop at the Anderson Public Library covering the basics of DNA testing and genetic genealogy. Participants will learn about the types of tests and different companies, how to understand and interpret their results, and how to use the results to help solve mysteries in their own genealogy research.

March 28th, 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

Hamilton East Public Library – Noblesville

One-on-One Genealogy Consultations

EVENT CANCELLED

CIDIG DNA experts will be providing one-on-one consultations on DNA questions at the Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville on March 28th from 9am to noon. Consultations are 20 minutes. If you are interested in a consultation, please email cidnagroup@gmail.com to sign up for a consultation. Please include a brief description of your question and a summary of your testing done so far.

April 4th, 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

Monticello-Union Township Public Library

DNA Workshop

EVENT CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 1st AT 9:00a.m.

CIDIG member Steven Frank will host a half-day workshop at the Anderson Public Library covering the basics of DNA testing and genetic genealogy. Participants will learn about the types of tests and different companies, how to understand and interpret their results, and how to use the results to help solve mysteries in their own genealogy research.

April 13th, 1:00-2:00p.m.

Danville Public Library

Introduction to Genetic Genealogy

EVENT CANCELLED

DNA is the most revolutionary tool for genealogy in the past 25 years.  This lecture is for beginners wanting to know how to best integrate DNA into their genealogy research.  We explain the different types of DNA tests available for genealogy as well as the differences between the different companies. The lecture includes an overview of features of DNA tests and the basics of how to get started using them, as well as information on health and privacy concerns.

One on One Consultations

Do you have a DNA mystery you need expert help to solve?  The Central Indiana DNA Interest Group offers one-on-one consultation sessions to help guide you through the process of using DNA testing to solve your genealogical problems.  Sessions are 20 minutes in length and are available between 10:30a.m. and 12:30p.m.

The consultations are free, but registration is required. To schedule an appointment for a free DNA consultation, please e-mail:  CIDNAgroup@gmail.com. All appointment requests must be submitted five (5 ) business days before the event. Please include in your email the DNA questions and related information that you would like to have addressed.

Upcoming sessions:

  • May 11th, 2019 – Indiana State Library 10:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.

 

  • July 13th, 2019 – Indiana State Library 10:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.

 

  • August 10th – Indiana State Library 10:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.

 

  • September 14 – Indiana State Library 10:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.

Please bring a computer or tablet device and any information you wish for the experts to review.  If you wish to meet with a particular expert, please note that in the comment section when signing up (note: it may not always be possible to accommodate everyone’s preferences).