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Genealogical Society Lecture Series @ Downtown

Genealogical Society Lecture Series @ Downtown

The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County presents the 2019-2020 Genealogy Lecture Series. Join us the first Tuesday of each month to learn about a variety of resources, strategies, and tools in the field of family research. All are invited to these free events, and donations are welcome. For more information, please call the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County (831) 427-7707 extension 5794. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Show more dates
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Upstairs Meeting Room

Bridging The Gap BetweenTraditional Genealogy and Genetic Genealogy

Guest Speaker: Megan Thompson

What is genetic genealogy and what can it do for you? Megan will explain basic concepts of genetic genealogy and the basic scientific facts of DNA matches, and tell us why it is so helpful with brick walls, as well as being a tool to verify questionable findings. She will explain how to get started using matches to grow your tree, explain how to find matches, what the percentages mean, and the process of using your matches’ trees as well as shared connections to find a common ancestor. She will also present information about a few websites and programs that will help you dig deeper and extract even more clues from your DNA matches.

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