International Society of Genetic Genealogy

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International Society
of Genetic Genealogy
Abbreviation ISOGG
Formation March 2005
Purpose/focus To advocate for and educate about the use of genetics as a tool for genealogical research, and promote a supportive network for genetic genealogists
Region served Worldwide
Membership 8,000
Director Katherine Borges
Website www.isogg.org


The International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) was founded in 2005 by DNA project administrators who shared a common vision: the promotion and education of genetic genealogy. The society's stated mission is "to advocate for and educate about the use of genetics as a tool for genealogical research, and promote a supportive network for genetic genealogists". The society is a non-commercial non-profit organization, and there are no membership fees/dues. ISOGG publishes an occasional newsletter. As of January 2013 ISOGG has over 8,000 members from 69 countries.

ISOGG mailing lists and groups

ISOGG's mailing lists and online communities provide an opportunity for genetic genealogists to share their knowledge and ask questions:

In addition to the above lists and groups there are also regional mailing lists for individual countries and for many US states. Details are provided when joining ISOGG.

See also

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