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Family DNA Day at the Family History Library 2019 via FamilySearch

Salt Lake City, Utah (18 April 2019), DNA testing reveals family roots—where you came from and other possible family genetics. Despite its popularity and affordability, what DNA is, what the tests mean, and how it can help you discover new ancestors may be confusing. Maybe you are toying with the possibility of taking a DNA test. Will it prove useful? Maybe you’ve taken the test and sent off your sample. Now what?

Get answers to these questions and more, at FamilySearch’s “Family DNA Day at the Family History Library 2019,” on Thursday, April 25, 2019. The event is being held in harmony with International DNA Day, the 66th anniversary of the discovery of DNA structure in 1953.

From 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (MT) at the Family History Library, FamilySearch will provide free DNA classes, webinars, and a DNA lab to answer personal questions. The beauty of the webinar is that you can also “attend” from home using your computer. See if taking a DNA test is right for you, different tests you can take, and how it might help your family history research.

Classes include:

  • An Introduction to DNA and Genealogy
  • I’ve Tested My DNA, Now What?
  • Finding an Unknown Parent Using DNA: A Case Study
  • Making DNA Connections through Descendancy Research

The open Lab will run from noon to 5 p.m. and online between 5 and 6 p.m. (MT).

Younger audiences can participate in activities like the interactive DNA traits tree and using string and colorful beads to build genetic sequences of different animals.

No registration is required, but you can express interest in attending and share the event with family and friends by joining the Facebook Event Page. Find a detailed schedule at DNA Day at the Family History Library. Get more background on what DNA testing is and its potential research benefits at FamilySearch DNA.

(Find and share this announcement online from the FamilySearch Newsroom).

DNA Family History Library Class Schedule

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Time (MT) Class Title Location Listen Online
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. An Introduction to DNA and Genealogy Class Main Floor  Click Link
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. I’ve Tested my DNA, Now What? Class Main Floor  Click Link
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Finding an Unknown Parent Using DNA: A Case Study Class Main Floor  Click Link
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Making DNA Connections through Descendancy Research Class’ Main Floor  Click Link
DNA Open Lab, Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time (MT) Class Title Location Listen Online
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. DNA Open Lab Main Floor Computer Lab Not available online
5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. DNA Open Lab Main Floor Computer Lab Click Link

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About FamilySearch

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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