Genetic Genealogy: DNA in Ancestry Research

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Date(s) - 10/03/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Miller Memorial Library
2901 Dixwell Ave


Tags: Free!

You’ve had your DNA tested and gotten the results back. Now how do you use that information to learn more about your family history? Professional genealogists Carol R. Whitmer and Diana Ross McCain will answer that question in their presentation ‘Using the ‘Genes’ in Genealogy: An Introduction to DNA Testing as a Tool for Family History Research’ on [date] at .

The presentation will discuss the major firms currently offering DNA testing for genealogical purposes, the differences between each type of test, and how to search across multiple databases for potential matches. Participants will learn how DNA testing can identify dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of individuals with whom they may share a common ancestry. Whitmer and McCain will explain how evidence from DNA testing can lead to important information that may be unavailable using conventional records documentation, and how that information can fit into an overall genealogical research plan. Using and interpreting the results of DNA testing can open the door to the possible discovery of unknown ancestors.

Whitmer and McCain are partners in ‘Come Home to Connecticut,’ an enterprise which offers genealogical and historical research services, consultation, and programming. Whitmer is a past president of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists, and a member of the Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council. McCain holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history, and was on the staff of the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford, one of the state’s leading resources for genealogical research, for 25 years.

Held in Thornton Wilder Hall. This program is free, but registration is required. Sign up here>

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