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From DNA to Genetic Genealogy: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.
The study of genetics that started with Gregor Mendel's pea experiments in 1865 has now entered the genealogy field with Megan Smolenyak's coining of the term "genetealogy" in 2000. To understand the genealogical aspects requires an understanding of some of the basic concepts.

This talk introduces genes, chromosomes, and DNA, and goes on to show how DNA is inherited. That knowledge of inheritance can be used for finding relatives you didn't know you had, learning about your very distant ancestors and the route they traveled, and determining if you are a Jewish high priest (Kohan).

Examples presented include Genghis Khan’s legacy, the Thomas Jefferson’s affair, and the Anastasia mystery.

Jul 15, 2020 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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