Leeds & Grenville Branch Explores DNA Testing for Genealogy
Have you been wondering what a DNA test could do for your genealogy research? Have you tested but don’t know what to do next? The Leeds & Grenville Branch of Ontario Ancestors is hosting the presentation Genetic Genealogy: DNA Testing Tools & Tips on Monday, September 6th at 7:00 pm using the Zoom platform.
Genealogist Ben Dawson will give us a presentation geared to those new to consumer DNA testing or those who may have received their DNA test results and are looking for ways to analyze the wealth of information that they have been given. This talk will cover some DNA basics, beginner methodology and strategies for getting the most out of your results, using tools provided by both the testing company as well as other third party tools.
Attendance is free and open to everyone, but you will need to register to attend at our website: leedsandgrenville.ogs.on.ca
Ben Dawson is a life-time resident of London and has deep ancestral roots in the London & Westminster Township area as well as Huron and Bruce County dating back to the early 1800s. Ben took up genealogy in his 20s and has been a member of Ontario Ancestors for the last 4 years. He is currently the Co-Chair for the London & Middlesex branch and has spoken at Ontario Ancestors branch meetings on topics such as cemetery transcription, genealogical software and genetic genealogy. Ben has been very involved in the social media side of Ontario Ancestors and helps run the Facebook page as well as administrating two additional genetic genealogy Facebook groups. Ben serves as a director-at-large on the Board and several committees for the Ontario Genealogical Society.
Ben also has a professional genealogy website called “Family Tree Project”. It includes a blog which offers tips, tricks, and news for the avid genealogist which can be found at www.familytreeproject.ca.