The ABCs of DNA in Genealogy

October 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
JCPL at Meeting Room 5/6

Learn all about the most accurate tool available to build your family history. The use of DNA to solve genealogical challenges is growing exponentially! We will cover basic DNA terminology & concepts, the kinds of DNA tests available for genealogical purposes, their inheritance patterns and limitations, and what their results look like. Then we’ll discuss identifying your testing goals, which test best meets which objectives, and additional resources for further study.

About Your Instructor
Debra Smith Renard is a genealogical researcher and lecturer, and the founder of Eureka! Genealogy. She specializes in genetic genealogy, being a co-leader of the Louisville Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group. Debra is a current board member of the Kentucky and the Louisville Genealogical Societies, and is the Treasurer of the Kentucky Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She is also a staff genealogist for the National Society Sons of the American Revolution. She is a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, First Families of Ohio, and Society of Families of the Old Northwest Territory. Debra speaks at the local, regional and national levels and is especially passionate about helping those with unknown birth family find their roots.