Southern California Genealogical Society

DNA Interest Group
ONLINE ONLY from 10 am -12 pm

Meets: Quarterly on the 5th Saturday of most months (check calendar)
Hours: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$5.00 donation is suggested for attendance.
Attendees can bring a bag lunch or join us for pizza for an additional $5.00.
Location: 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504
Southern California Genealogy Society building

DNA Interest Group Meeting - ONLINE ONLY
DNA Interest Group Meeting - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 29, 2021

To register for this SPECIAL webinar meeting and pay the $5.50 fee, go to:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

"Examining a Y-DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA"

Review the various DNA testing methods and their relevance to surname DNA Projects. Learn how this project has used tools such as the Y-STRs and Big Y to deepen the knowledge about this Irish and Scottish clan.

The goals of the MacAulay Surname DNA Project are to:

o Utilize DNA testing to investigate relationships and deep ancestral roots and emigration patterns.
o Assist group members and other historically related families determine family locations and movements.
o Help people prove or disprove theories regarding their family history or ancestry by providing additional resources.
o Share with other DNA projects information on Irish and Scottish genealogy and family histories.

Presenter: Jim McAulay has been the prime administrator of the MacAuley DNA project for more than 10 years and has extensive experience with Y-STR and Big Y test data. He is a commissioner for the southwest USA for Clan Macaulay and convenes a clan tent at Highland games in Southern California, Southern Nevada, and Arizona. He is CEO of his own promotional products company and operates online stores ClanMacAulayUSA on eBay and CelticPrideUSA on Etsy.

  • 10:00-10:10 Announcements & Introductions
  • 10:10-11:30 Presentation
  • 11:30-12:00 Questions and Answerw

    For more info, contact Bonny Cook, Alice Fairhurst, Megan Lee and Kathy Johnston at

    Future Meetings in 2020/2021:
    To be held quarterly on the 5th Saturday of the month from 10:00 - 2:00.
    July 31, 2021, October 30, 2021; January 29, 2022

    SCGS sponsors two projects through Family Tree DNA. Call 713-868-1438 or order online at:
    " SCGS project for ANY SURNAME,
    " French Heritage project,

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The DNA Interest Group was formed in 2005 and held its first meeting in conjunction with the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) in July 2005.

The group focus is to provide education to assist genealogists to understand the DNA test processes and interpret their test results.

Since 2005 there have been many changes in the types of DNA test services, the number of DNA test companies for genealogical purposes and evolving databases and tools for analytical purposes. Project administrators coordinate across the various facets of genetic genealogy to help lead the DNA Interest Group members into the future.

To order a DNA kit from Family Tree go to

FTDNA offers Normal Reduced Prices for SCGS DNA Project for ANY SURNAME:

SCGS sponsors two DNA projects through Family Tree DNA:

  • SCGS DNA Project for ANY SURNAME,
  • and the French Heritage Project

    To order, call Family Tree DNA at 713-868.1438 and ask to join the SCGS project or follow this link to order online.