DNA Interest Group – KEENEY

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DNA Interest Group – KEENEY

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Monthly DNA Interest Group in the FamilySearch classrooms upstairs at the Mesa Temple Visitors’ Center, 455 E Main Street, Mesa. Our meetings are live streamed on Zoom with the same link each time: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89789158148?pwd=SGJUdG5XcUJYbGVsS2p3K3JRL1JvUT09

Topic: Discussion about Stephen Little’s guest blog post on FamilyLocket.com about his method of diagramming and visualizing complex relationships, such as multiple instances of pedigree collapse and multiple relationships in one DNA match (e.g., one cousin relationship). (Blog post: https://familylocket.com/visualizing-complicated-relationships-working-with-pedigree-collapse-multiple-relationships-and-endogamy/?fbclid=IwAR2rcIUxBTnmFX5J7VrrMgsuBHUVIX9RZKs3CQYUvEgM_-wBITiivRj4IaA)

NO monthly DNA Interest Group in March, as you can tune in to numerous new presentations during and after RootsTech March 2 – 4.

CHANGE IN DATE FOR APRIL MEETING: Due to the Mesa Easter Pageant on the Mesa Temple grounds, instead of meeting on the 1st Thursday in April, we will meet on the second Thursday, April 13, 2023, 7 pm, Monthly DNA Interest Group. Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89789158148?pwd=SGJUdG5XcUJYbGVsS2p3K3JRL1JvUT09


Mckell Keeney is the founder of the Phoenix East Valley DNA Interest Group, which meets at the Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors’ Center most months on the first Thursday at 7 pm. She coordinates the Connected Tempe community ancestry project, showing people from all over the world, through an innovative app, how they are related to early residents. Mckell Keeney has been a Search Angel for adoptees and those with unknown parentage since 2016, helping hundreds of people build trees using DNA matches to discover their biological relatives. Mckell enjoys serving in her community, helping people build connection with volunteer opportunities on JustServe.org. She is the Communication Director for the Tempe region of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 2022, Mckell completed an in-depth course in Investigative Genetic Genealogy in Denver, Colorado, taught by Joan Hanlon of United Data Connect and the DNA Doe Project. Mckell has spoken at numerous genealogy conferences, including the 2021 Southern California Genetic Genealogy Jamboree and RootsTech for the past three years. She will be facilitating a panel for RootsTech 2023 on Investigative Genetic Genealogy, and she is a RootsTech Ambassador.


February 2
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST
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