GEDmatch Presentation at MPAAGHS Monthly Meeting

September 10, 2016

Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society of Virginia (MPAAGHS) will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the Essex Public Library, 117 North Church Lane (Rt. 17), Tappahannock, Virginia (map). All persons who are interested in African-American genealogy and history are invited to attend. Experienced researchers and novices alike are welcome.


Ken Montague, a member of MPAAGHS, will give an overview of GEDmatch, an online tool that provides DNA and genealogical analysis tools for amateur and professional researchers and genealogists. Time will not allow for an extensive search but Ken will show you how the tool can be used to further your research.


Ken will give an overview of the GEDmatch site showing what you need to look for and how to migrate through the site. Time permitting, if anyone wants me to use their DNA results, Ken can incorporate them into my presentation. You will find that GEDmatch is not the end of the search but an avenue for new discoveries.


All persons who are interested in African-American genealogy and history are invited to attend. For further information about MPAAGHS, call 804.651.8753 or visit mpaagenealogicalsociety.org.