Genealogy Society to Discuss Genetic Genealogy Testing

June 13, 2015

Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society of Virginia (MPAAGHS) will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at 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.

The meeting will feature an overview of genetic genealogy. Following the overview attendees will have the opportunity to share their experiences with DNA testing. They are encouraged to share accounts of family members identified, ethnicity revelations, and other discoveries made through DNA testing. Those in attendance are also invited to share techniques that they have used in deciphering DNA results as well as DNA mysteries that they have not been able to solve.

The public is cordially invited to attend the meeting. For further information about this meeting or about MPAAGHS, call 804.651.8753.