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Genetic Genealogy


11:30AM - 12:30PM

Deciphering the DNA Soup

Presenter: Cheri Mello, MA

Learn from three case studies how DNA was used: to overcome a brick wall that stood since the 1950s, to solve the mystery of the parent of two sisters, and to reveal that step-grandpa was really dad. Also is an overview of the four types of DNA used in genealogy: Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), autosomal DNA (Family Finder), and X Match.

Beginner. Just starting to do family history., Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records.
DNA: all levels
Not specific as to geography or ethnicity