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Monday November 13th - Andover, MA

7:00 p.m.
DNA Testing for Genealogy: Privacy, Reliability and Navigating the Marketplace
Monday November 13th
Memorial Hall Library, Andover, MA
DNA testing for ancestry has exploded in popularity due to aggressive marketing campaigns and lower prices. But, is genetic testing the right choice for you? This presentation will explore the kinds of questions testing can and cannot answer, and advise how to choose the best test and the best provider for your particular goals. Issues such as privacy, accuracy, the potential for discovery of unexpected results, and the importance of being an informed consumer will also be discussed.

Jennifer Stone Randolph is the owner of New Hampshire-based Touchstone Genealogy, a provider of professional genealogical services with a focus on the use of DNA testing. Jennifer has over ten years’ experience in genealogy, and holds certificates in Genealogical Research (Boston University) and Genetic Genealogy (Excelsior College). Jennifer also works as a Research Scientist for the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and holds a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.Sc. in Epidemiology. Jennifer particularly enjoys genetic genealogy as it combines her passions for science, family, and solving mysteries!


Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Lynnfield, MA

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Essex Society of Genealogists
Centre Congregational Church
5 Summer Street
Lynnfield, MA

Making the Most of Your atDNA Test - Shellee A. Morehead, PhD, CG

When you get your DNA results, what’s next? Find out what to do with your data using your testing company website, third party websites and your genealogy database. This lecture will describe a variety of different ways that you can use your DNA results for expanding your family history research, such as utilizing various third party websites to assist in analyzing your results, showing how to use your genealogy database to make charts using DNA, and explaining why it helps to download your raw data from your testing company. Shellee will discuss how to develop a project for your family and identify people who might make interesting study subjects for DNA testing. Check out GedMatch, Promethease and other websites and learn how to make the most of your DNA test results.

BYO luncheon 12:00-1:00, lecture begins at 1:00. Free to the public

This Calendar is sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

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