DNA 101 – A Seminar for Beginners
This 3.5 hour seminar will introduce newbies or those who need help to the fun of DNA testing for genealogy. Dana Kelly, Executive Director of the Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library in Madison, Wisconsin will present the following topics.
1. Introduction to Genetic Genealogy – Understanding Your Match List
2. Applying DNA – Cousin Matching
3. Ethnicity Estimate
4. Company & Test Comparisons – Do you choose Ancestry, 23 and Me or others?
Bring your own test results if you need help with interpretation.
Doors open at 8:15 am. Coffee, juice, water and snacks will be available. The Plymouth Arts Center is fully handicapped accessible.
About the presenter:
Dana Kelly serves Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library as the Executive Director. She oversees the daily operation of the center and is active in outreach activities and educational programming. An avid genealogist, her first experience with the center was as a member researching her family 20 years ago. Dana’s passion for family history led her to a Scandinavian Studies degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison where she learned to speak, read and write Norwegian. She has served on the board of directors for the Koshkonong Prairie Historical Society since 2009 and is a member of several Norwegian cultural and genealogical organizations including Sons of Norway, Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, Dane County Area Genealogical Society, and International Society of Online Genetic Genealogists.
This event is sponsored in part by Masters Gallery of Plymouth, Wisconsin.