DNA 101: An Introduction to Genetic Genealogy

November 11, 2017

DNA 101: An Introduction to Genetic Genealogy is the title of the presentation at the meeting of the Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society of Virginia (MPAAGHS) to be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Essex Public Library, 117 North Church Lane (Rt. 17), Tappahannock, Virginia (map).

DNA is a powerful tool that can be used to augment traditional genealogical research. This session for beginners will discuss the types of DNA that are examined for genealogical purposes, the DNA tests currently on the market, the type of information that they can provide, who should be tested, and the limitations of DNA testing. Bessida Cauthorne White, President of MPAAGHS, will share these basics as well as her personal experiences with DNA testing for herself and her family. She has been a genealogist for thirty-five years and manages DNA tests for thirty of her family members.

The public is invited to attend. For further information about MPAAGHS, call 804.758.5163 or visit mpaagenealogicalsociety.org.