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Genealogy Speaker Series: “DNA for the Overwhelmed: Easy First Steps for Working with Shared Matches,” by Robert Cameron Weir

Saturday

February 26, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Via Zoom

FL

Event Calendar: History Center

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The test kit was on sale. You bought one, dutifully deposited your saliva in the plastic tube and mailed it in. Now, a few weeks later the results are in: haplotypes and ethnicity estimates, something about earwax type and a giant list of 537 people who (apparently) are your kinfolk. It is all a bit overwhelming.

Join genealogist Robert Cameron Weir as he walks you through the steps to find, organize and interpret shared matches, a technique that works with all the major DNA testing services, and can be done with a spreadsheet, a word processor or even a stack of index cards. Using this technique, we will help you make sense of the chaos and start extracting genealogical value from DNA.

Reservations are required. For Zoom details, contact Preston Petermeier at (863) 534-4604 or PrestonPetermeier@polk-county.net.

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Reservations are required. For Zoom details, contact Preston Petermeier at (863) 534-4604 or PrestonPetermeier@polk-county.net.