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3/16/2017 10:44:00 AM
Genealogy and DNA the topic of next historical society lyceum

On Sunday, March 26 at 1 p.m., Mary Eberle will speak on "Genealogy and DNA" at the First United Methodist Church, 400 Doty Street, Mineral Point WI.
Eberle, a biologist and former patent attorney with 30 years of experience in the field of DNA research, owns DNA Hunters, LLC and has presented many DNA workshops around the country. 
DNA is a powerful tool for genealogy research. Whether a family mystery involves breaking through a dead end in a genealogical paper trail or determining who relatives or ancestors are, DNA might provide the key to unlock a family mystery. Eberle points out, however, that just as in any type of genealogical record, it's important to understand what you're looking at and where to search. 
Eberle's talk will begin with an overview of the ways DNA is used for family research:  types of DNA, the best companies to use, which relatives to test, and how to interpret DNA test results, as well as how to combine individual DNA results with traditional genealogy methods. She will also provide an overview on how to use additional sites to find more relatives.
Eberle initially used her scientific training to develop DNA testing for transplant patients. She is trained to use genetic genealogy to help people with unknown parentage, such as adoptees, foundlings, and donor-conceived individuals and will provide amazing stories of how she has helped others use DNA testing to break down genealogical barriers and find those missing relatives.
Whether you are a family genealogist trying to solve a family mystery or you are thinking about ordering a DNA test, but not sure which one, come to this presentation.
The Mineral Point Historical Society warmly welcomes you to attend this, our third lyceum of the season. The program is free. Refreshments will follow the presentation.





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