Should You Add DNA Testing to Your Genealogy Toolbox?

1 hour 29 minutes
Genetic Genealogy
All NY Counties

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You can’t escape the advertising.  Should you be wearing a kilt or lederhosen?  Is genetic genealogy (DNA testing) a passing fad?

This presentation will provide you with a basic overview of DNA testing for genealogy, covering the principal tests available, how the testing is performed, the three major testing companies, and give you a better understanding of the risks and rewards involved. 

The presentation will introduce you to DNA testing and provide a foundation for further study and skill building in genetic genealogy. 


About the Presenter

Skip Duett is a professional genealogist specializing in Central New York and Mohawk Valley research.  The author of the Mohawk Valley Ehles and Allied Families, he serves on the NYG&B Family History Advisory Committee and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, New England Historic Genealogical Society, National Genealogical Society, and Central New York Genealogical Society. 

He is a regular presenter on DNA topics in Central New York.  A self-confessed “Institute Junkie,” Skip attends numerous genealogy institutes and conferences on a regular basis. He has been researching his own family in New York for more than 20 years and accepting clients since 2013.