Guest Lecture: Using DNA Results in Your Genealogical Research
Cook County Higher Education
Guest Lecture: Using DNA Results in Your Genealogical Research Presenter: Patricia Coleman
Thursday, June 20th 7pm
$5 Dollar Recommended Donation
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN
In-home DNA test kits have become readily available and many people have now tested. All of the major test companies offer options of ethnicity estimate and matching to people who share DNA with the test taker. A number of people are confused by their results and not sure what to do with them after receiving them.
First there will be a brief discussion about what each of the major testing companies offer and how they present the results. Ethnicity estimates and how they can be used will be discussed next.
The majority of the lecture will be on understanding and using the DNA results as another piece of evidence in your family genealogy.
Biography Patricia Coleman is a genealogist. Starting with the family tree her Dad made years ago, she entered the data into Ancestry. Immediately she found second cousins she’d not known before. After adding DNA results to her tree she’s been able to extend her paternal grandfather’s line of the family back a generation. Her primary focus has been using DNA results to enhance the family tree and to find cousins as well as researching Irish records. Patricia has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of CA, Davis. She worked as a research chemist in industry for 30 years and then as an instructor at Eastern Michigan University for 6 years. Her scientific background has been a huge asset in her genealogical research. Currently she is the US moderator for the DNA Painter Facebook User Group.
Date & Time
June 20, 2019
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Po Box Grand Marais 55604 MN US https://www.boreal.org/businesses/mn-grand-marais-cook-county-higher-education