GEDmatch for Genetic Genealogy subject of Genealogical Society Meeting – Oct 15

Amelia Island Genealogical Society
Press Release
Rob Portegies-Zwart
Program Chair, AIGS
October 15, 2019

Bob Frey to speak October 15.

The Amelia Island Genealogical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the Community Room of the Fernandina Beach Public Library, 25 N 4th St. Speaker Bob Frey will present an Introduction to GEDmatch for Genetic Genealogy.

GEDmatch is a free website for sharing and comparing your personal autosomal DNA from any of the DNA test providers with others who tested at any of the several available test providers. It offers several free tools for comparing autosomal DNA and family trees. In addition, for a fee GEDmatch offers several sophisticated tools for genetic genealogy research.

Bob Frey has tested with Ancestry DNA, 23 and Me, Family Tree DNA (FTDNA), and most recently with LivingDNA. He also manages the DNA accounts for several of his relatives. Using DNA information and basic genealogical research, Bob has helped five cousins who were adopted at birth find their birth mothers in the last three years.


Bob Frey is retired from CSX and Florida Blue where he held various positions in marketing, accounting and finance, corporate planning, and project management. While working, he was a Certified Project Manager. He holds an AB degree from the University of Missouri and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Bob Frey has been involved in genealogy as a hobby for over 25 years. With his keen interest in science and mathematics, Bob was drawn to the emerging field of genetic genealogy as an extension of his personal genealogy research. Currently, Bob is President of the Amelia Island Genealogical Society.

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