Special Interest Group: DNA & Genetic Genealogy research. The objective of a SIG is for the participants to focus on learning about a specific topic related to their genealogical pursuits. This group is being led by Ray Jones, PhD.
Starting in April we will begin meeting on the 4th Thursday at 6:30 pm.
RESPONDING TO A SURPRISE FINDING FROM A DNA RESULT:
PROBLEM-SOLVING AND THE IMPORTANCE OF "FAMILY ALLIES"
One of the realities of genetic genealogy is that new DNA results sometimes lead to surprise findings that both cause us to reevaluate our research and to have sensitive conversations with testers.
We will discuss the process of building evidence on a surprise finding and the art of identifying family allies who can help to facilitate sensitive conversations.
DNA SIG members Debra Christopher and Patricia Keller will present an interesting case study of a surprise finding in their research, and will discuss their roles as family allies in moving forward after the surprise results.
In preparation for the meeting, each of us should consider a surprise finding in our own research for our group discussions.