The Oklahoma Genealogical Society DNA Discussion Group


DNA testing has become an increasingly popular tool for family historians, but the results can be extremely technical and difficult to understand.

The Oklahoma Genealogical Society is here to help! We sponsor a monthly DNA Discussion Group at the OGS Resource Center, 1125 NW 50th Street. The meeting starts at noon on the first Saturday of each month. The meeting is come and go, but usually lasts from two to three hours, depending upon the number of questions and discussion.

The OGS Resource Center Library is open for research from 9:00 am to Noon on each first Saturday (excluding major holidays) so everyone is welcome to come to the Resource Center for research in the morning, then stay for the DNA meeting starting at Noon.

There is no set program, but rather the meeting is an open Q&A and help session about DNA and Genealogy topics. Any questions are welcome.

The meeting is appropriate for all skill levels and anyone is welcome to attend. If you are a beginner or just thinking about DNA testing, we can advise you on the different types of DNA tests available and how to order.

If you already have some DNA results, bring them with you. We can help you to understand what they mean and advise you on how to proceed. We have wireless Internet access, so bring your own laptop or other device to look at results online. We also have several desktop computers in the classroom, if you prefer to use one of ours.

The discussion is led by OGS Board Member Paul Woods. He started DNA testing for his own family in 2005 and is the administrator for two Surname Projects at Family Tree DNA.

OGS Members can also request to be added to the DNA Interest Group of the members' website. You will receive a monthly reminder email of the Discussion Group meeting and occasional notification of other events of interest to the group. If you would like to be added to the DNA Interest Group, please send an email to the OGS Webmaster.