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Understanding Your Ancestry DNA Test with Lisa Dougherty
October 7, 2017
When: Saturday, October 7th 2017 at 10 am
Where: 32 Washington Ave, Schenectady, NY 12305
Price: $5; SCHS Members are free!
So you’ve had a DNA test done through Ancestry.com, now what? Join professional genealogist Lisa Dougherty for an informative session that will guide you through the fundamentals of DNA tests. Topics covered will include DNA basics, interpreting ethnicity estimates, dealing with all those cousin matches, and incorporating the results into your genealogy research. Learn how to make the most of your test by utilizing it as another tool to discover your family history!
Lisa Dougherty has been active in tracing the history of not only her own family, but many others for over 20 years. A native of the Glens Falls area, she became interested in genealogy as a teenager when her father began investigating the origins of his Irish great grandparents. A former volunteer at the National Archives in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, she now devotes her time to lecturing around the area on family history, and assisting family researchers monthly at four area libraries, including the Irish-American Heritage Museum in Albany, where she is the genealogist-in-residence. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, as well as several other area genealogical groups. A long-time subscriber to Ancestry.com, she specializes in online research and the effective use of websites to investigate family history. She resides in Guilderland, New York with her husband and teenage son. For more information, visit her website at www.upstatenygenealogy.com.