Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society Library, 6111 188th Pl. NE, Arlington, WA
DNA testing has really come to the fore as a way of helping us to break through brick walls in our genealogical research. Many people have had their DNA tested only to get some rather confusing results that they don’t understand, much less know how to use to advance their research. This lecture will briefly review what DNA testing is and what it can—and can’t—tell you. More specifically, we’ll be discussing autosomal DNA in this lecture and the tools available online from the testing companies, as well as third-party entities, to help you interpret your results.
Mary Kathryn Kozy will be our speaker this month. Mary has been researching her family history for over 35 years and in many localities. She has served in multiple positions in societies on the local & state level and currently serves on the board of the Jewish Genealogical Society of WA State & as an LDS Family History missionary. She holds bachelor’s degrees from UW in both Zoology and Information Technology & Systems and has completed three certificate programs with the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She has also completed the ProGen program with an eye toward certification as a professional genealogist.