Learn about DNA-based genealogy at the Klamath County Library

Host Klamath County Library
Location Klamath County Library
Date Mar 01, 2018
Mar 17, 2018
Time 06:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Learn about DNA-based genealogy at the Klamath County Library

Thursday, March 1st 6 pm (klamath basin genealogical society dna interest group meeting)
Saturday, March 17th 9 am to 3:30 pm (all-day dna workshop)
Downtown Klamath County Library

The Klamath Basin Genealogical Society will meet twice this month at the library. The Society’s DNA-research-focused special interest group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6 pm and at a special all-day DNA workshop on Saturday, March 17th.

At the March 1st meeting, members will discuss how to use DNA Painter, a tool that allows you to connect your DNA information to specific ancestors in your family tree. The workshop will be most useful to intermediate and advanced DNA genealogists – that is, folks who know their way around a DNA segment – but all are welcome to observe and get a feel for the process.

If you're a total DNA beginner – you're thinking of buying one of those "find out your ethnicity!" packages, or you're staring at pages of results you don't completely understand – you'll enjoy the Society's all-day workshop on Saturday, March 17th focusing on DNA genealogy for beginners! The day features a variety of seminars from 9 am to 3:30 pm, including the basics of genetics, issues of privacy and ethics when working with testing companies, how to break through "brick walls" in your family tree research, and more.

Space is limited at the all-day workshop, so registration is required! Registration is $10 for Society members and $20 for non-members. You can pick up registration forms at the Information and Reference desk at the downtown Klamath County Library.

For more about the Klamath Basin Genealogical Society, including how to join, visit the group’s webpage at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~orkbgs.