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DNA Workshop - September 8, 2018

Do you have the genealogy bug? Are you interested in knowing where your ancestors came from? The Historical Society and GenSeekers is sponsoring a DNA Workshop event to help unravel the mystery of DNA research that can add information to your family tree. The workshop will be held on Saturday September 8, 2018, from 9:30 - noon with additional consulting time from 12:30 - ?. Free will donations are accepted to help underwrite the operating costs of the museum. This event is free and open to the public.

What will be covered?

  • Overview of the tests and results
    • What is X DNA?
    • What is Y DNA?
    • What is a cM?
  • DNA results - what do they mean?
  • What are Shared Matches?
  • How do I resolve a mystery?
  • Gedmatch.com Overview
  • Example Case Study

What to bring?

  • Your Genealogy DNA results (if you have taken the test)
  • A completed pedigree chart if you have one


If you have completed a DNA test for genealogy with one of the various companies such as Ancestry.com, upload your raw data to gedmatch.com to get the most our of your results. If you want to bring a laptop, your smart phone or a tablet feel free to do that. Note that we have limited conductivity and power outlets to work with at the museum. Bring your kit # from gedmatch.com with you as well.

The Presenter

Pat Hannan has more than 30 years of traditional genealogy experience. In 2012, she took a DNA test and realized there were mysteries to be solved in her results. It took 4 years to finally understand the value of DNA and develop her own method of solving genealogy mysteries. Now she helps others and has solved many adoption mysteries and helped many find their birth families.

Please note that Pat does helps people find their roots and does not charge for this service or presentation.

If you have DNA results and don't understand them our presenter, Pat, will be available to review of few of them and offer up suggestions or advice on where to go next.

To help us plan for this event, please call the museum or complete the online contact us form and tell us, that you are interested in attending our DNA workshops. These workshops will be held at the museum in the meeting room.

DNA Research Template

Handouts from previous workshops.

Untitled Document

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