Introduction to Genetic Genealogy

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When: Back to Calendar September 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Where: HSBC Almshouse, Cockeysville
9811 Van Buren Ln
Cockeysville,MD 21030
Cost: Free
Contact: 410-666-1878

Join us for the first in an occasional series of Brown Bag Lunch talks.

When: Saturday September 23, 2017 from 12 noon to 2 PM

Cost: Free

Where: HSBC HQ, Cockeysville, Galloway Room

What: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy

DNA…what is it? What can it tell you about you? What can it tell you about your ancestors?

Have you taken a DNA test or are you planning to? Bring your curiosity and your lunch and let Jane Gilbert help you begin your journey of interpreting and understanding your DNA results.

Jane is a genetic genealogy hobbyist with 13 years of experience.   She took her first DNA test in 2004 with FTDNA’s mitochondrial DNA test. Since then, she has taken the Family Finder test, the AncestryDNA test, the 23andme test, and sponsored numerous other relatives for these tests. She has also sponsored the Y-DNA testing of ten male cousins, and started her first surname project for the study of Y-DNA in 2005.  She is the project administrator of nine DNA projects at FTDNA, totaling more than 2200 members, and is the administrator of the 500+ Facebook Group for FTDNA Project Administrators.

Her first major genetic genealogy achievement came in 2005 when Y-DNA testing was used to successfully confirm family lore that had sketchily identified the father of her great grandfather, who was born out-of-wedlock in 1844. Three male cousins were tested to facilitate this, and subsequent autosomal DNA results supported the findings.

In recent years, she’s been assisting numerous friends and relatives with the breaking down family research brick walls using DNA, and has determined the previously unknown biological parents of a handful of people.