Dec 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Note:  New date (Dec 11).

VCGS Virtual Meeting.  Bring your questions.

Contact Don Worth at for more information

CVGS DNA SIG – “Complementing Your DNA with Genealogy Research”
Jan 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

CVGS DNA SIG – “Complementing Your DNA with Genealogy Research”, video by Diahan Southard

Join us as we watch and discuss a Legacy Family Tree Webinar.  Building a family tree is free and adds a lot of value to your DNA test. Learn how it can help improve the accuracy of relationship estimates, trace common ancestors to uncover how exactly you are related, increase the chances DNA Matches will contact you, help you identify the family members whose DNA results would contribute the most value to your research, and more.

Diahan Southard is a leading voice for consumer DNA testing from her position as Founder of Your DNA Guide. Diahan teaches internationally, consults with leading testing companies and forensics experts. Southard’s company, Your DNA Guide (, deploys a team of scientists who provide one-on-one genetic genealogy education and research services. She recently published Your DNA Guide-the Book, that takes you on a step-by-step journey with your DNA in order to find answers to your genealogy questions.

Virtual Meeting,  For more info, contact Colleen Yinger at 

VCGS DNA SIG: AncestryDNA Today
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

“AncestryDNA Today” by Drew Smith

VCGS General Meeting Lecture sponsored by the DNA SIG.

AncestryDNA continues to add new tools to help with matching other testers, categorizing the matches into groups, and discovering the right relationships. This presentation focuses on how to use the latest AncestryDNA tools (ThruLines, groups, etc.) to identify relatives near and distant.

Drew Smith has been a librarian in the Academic Services department at the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa Library since 2007. Between 1994 and 2007, he was an instructor for the USF School of Library and Information Science (now the School of Information), where he taught undergraduate-level courses in library/Internet research skills and website design, and graduate-level courses in genealogical librarianship and indexing/abstracting. Prior to 1994, Drew worked for academic computing departments at USF and at Clemson University in South Carolina. Drew regularly speaks at conferences and meetings of national, state, and local genealogy societies, especially on topics linking genealogy and technology. Together with George G. Morgan, Drew has been the co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast since September 2005. Beginning in 2016, he hosts the Genealogy Connections Podcast, which alternates weeks with The Genealogy Guys Podcast.

Contact Don Worth at for more information