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Me & My DNA: Genetic Heritage for Beginners

Event Details & Information

  • August 22 2019

  • 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

  • Douglas County Library
    720 Fillmore Street
    Alexandria, MN 56308


The Douglas County Library & the Douglas County Historical Society jointly present this series of three class on you and your DNA:

Class 1 – Aug. 22nd at 3:30 pm:  Before you Spit, Know your Kit!

  • What DNA kit is right for me? Ancestry? 23 and Me? MyHeritage?
  • What can I expect from my results?
  • Which website will fit my needs?
  • What is a centiMorgan anyway?
  • Learn about what your results will look like, how private they will be, and how your DNA fits your family tree.

Class 2 – Oct. 17th at 11 am:   Starting Genetic Genealogy

  • What do Ethnicity Estimates really mean? How are my DNA matches related to me?
  • We will cover sorting your DNA matches using the Leeds method.
  • We will cover the basics of building your family tree in this session, with more information in the third session.

Class 3 – Oct. 24th at 11 am:  Building Trees to Solve Mysteries

  • Families can be confusing – genetics included.
  • This session will cover building trees up and down to solve mysteries and figure out relationships.
  • What are the best ways to contact your DNA matches for answers?
  • How can I leverage my DNA kit and genealogy websites for answers?
  • How can my local Historical Society help?


Organizer Information:

Organizer: Kristin Woizeschke, Reference & Adult Services Librarian

Phone: 320-762-3014

Email: kwoizeschke@douglascounty.lib.mn.us

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