Big Y-DNA: The Results

February 24, 2024 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Speaker: Becky Griswold

So, you finally took the plunge and ordered a Big Y test for yourself or one of your male relatives. Now you have the results, but what do they mean? And what do you do next?


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9:30-10:00 AM – Sharing and socializing – open mic 

10:00 AM-Welcome and brief announcements followed by the speaker

Program Description

This presentation is a follow up to my Big Y presentation in 2023 called “Why Big Y?” This year I will cover what happens after you have taken the Big Y test. I will explain what your Big Y results mean and what you can do next. I will have examples of paternal lines with many Big Y matches and lines with only a few. Big Y has broken through some brick walls and solved some genealogical mysteries. I will show you examples of those cases as well.

Speaker Bio

Becky Griswold 

Becky Griswold has been a Genetic Genealogist for over 20 years. She ordered her very first DNA test in 2003.

Soon after that, she became the first administrator of the DNA projects she had started for her family surnames. She is now an administrator of 11 DNA projects at Family Tree DNA. She works closely with the Griswold Family Association, the Society of the Descendants of Johannes de la Montagne and The Swedish Colonial Society for three of the projects.  

Becky has given presentations on genetic genealogy for the Griswold Family Association, The Swedish Colonial Society, the New Sweden History Conference and in 2021 she was a presenter at the National Genealogical Society Family History Conference. She also taught a Genetic Genealogy Class for the Lifelong Learning Institute in Richmond, Virginia. In 2023 she gave her first presentation for the Colorado Genealogical Society.

Becky has been studying Big Y test results for almost three years. She has used Big Y to solve mysteries in her own family lines and has helped her DNA project members fill in gaps in their direct paternal lineages.

In addition to using genetic genealogy to study her own family histories and to assist the members of her DNA projects, Becky has also used DNA tests to help many adoptees find their birth families.