DNA Testing for Everyone


Saturday, February 24
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Genealogist and tv researcher Janeen Bjork will present an introduction to DNA testing for Genealogy that will be accessible to everyone. The discussion will cover the three types of DNA tests (autosomal, mitrochondrial and Y-DNA) and the companies that offer them. The costs of the tests, as well as the best ways to save money on testing, will also be discussed. Real reports will be shown to demonstrate what testing for DNA matches and ethnicity can (and can’t) reveal. Attendees will see how different results from five different companies can be.

Saturday, February 24th, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

The AncestryDNA, the 23andMe and MyHeritage marketing campaigns have been great successes and have led millions of people to order test kits. Maybe you’ve already taken a test and need help understanding your results. Or you have been thinking about it but wanted to know more before you made the commitment. You are encouraged to bring your questions and your relatives who are reluctant to test.

Ms. Bjork’s professional life includes 30-years as a television researcher, programmer and consultant. Since being recruited to Genealogy by her sister-in-law at Thanksgiving 2011, she has been doing “Genealogy on steroids.” Bjork is an exuberant booster of Genealogy, America’s #2 hobby (Gardening is #1). Her popular classes and presentations have helped students in Connecticut and New York research their family histories and to share and preserve their family trees, stories and photos for posterity.

This program is free and open to the public. No Reservations are necessary. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers.

Saturday, March 24th, will be the snow date (in the event the library is closed on Saturday, February 24th).


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Elizabeth Van Tuyl