Program on ‘Why use DNA for genealogical research?’

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at 7 p.m., Lois Abromitis Mackin will discuss the features of DNA testing that make this emerging field a very valuable tool in finding relatives. She will explain some of the basics of DNA testing, the types of tests available for tracing ancestry and the current DNA testing companies. She will also cover some guide books for beginning genealogy. Emphasis will be placed on at DNA (autosomal DNA) in both males and females, where results can be used to show connections for all ancestral lines back as far as five to six generations, in some cases.  

The program is sponsored by the Genealogical Advisory Committee, an affiliate of the non-profit Dakota County Historical Society (DCHS) and will be held at the Dakota County Historical Society, 130 Third Ave. N. in South St. Paul. The program is free and open to the public. Please contact Dick Thill, chairman of the Genealogy Advisory Committee of the Dakota County Historical Society, at 651-452-5926 for further information 


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