Using DNA Tests for Family History

Rochester-Avon Historical Society will present “Genetic Genealogy” as part of its popular lunchtime Brown Bag program series on Tuesday, October 5 at 12:00 noon at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm.

Registration is required. This meeting is free and open to the public. Bring a lunch (optional).

Genealogist Katherine R. Willson will introduce the basic principles of genetic inheritance, the types of tests currently being marketed by the big DNA companies, and examine the pros, cons, and ethics of DNA testing.

As an educator teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced genealogy classes in Michigan since 2001, Willson is an engaging & dynamic lecturer. She is the author of The Genealogist’s Guide to Grand Rapids, Michigan (published in 2018 by The In-Depth Genealogist) and frequently presents at local, regional, and national conferences. 

Rochester-Avon Historical Society (RAHS) was founded in 1969 to help preserve, collect, and interpret the history of the greater Rochester area for present and future generations.

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