Second Saturday Family History Workshop: DNA

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The Kentucky Genealogical Society joins the Kentucky Historical Society with a series of free family history workshops each month at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Topics range from how to begin documenting your ancestry to specialized resources for experienced genealogists.

Morning session runs from 10:30-11:30AM, followed by an hour break for lunch. Second session runs from 12:30-1:30PM. A light box lunch is available at a cost of $6 payable at the door when requested in advance. Registration for these free workshops is required by noon of the previous Friday.

For more information or to register, contact:

Martin F. Schmidt Research Library Reference Desk
(502) 564-1792, ext. 4460

April 13th Second Saturday Program:
Speaker: Cindy Peck


Using DNA to Enhance Your Genealogy Research
Session 1 - What DNA Tests Can (and Can’t) Offer the Genealogist

An overview of how DNA testing can enhance your family research with a basic description of what these tests measure. Appropriate for beginners through advanced.

Session 2 - How to Choose a DNA Test
A description of the types of DNA tests, comparisons of costs and services, and a description of how to participate in the surname projects offered by some of the testing companies. Appropriate for beginners through advanced.

Cindy Peck became interested in DNA testing through the National Genographic Project in 2007 and has since participated in two other international DNA projects. She is currently the director of two of Eastern Kentucky University’s regional campuses and is the staff advisor for their EKU Genealogy Club.