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Thursday, February 13, 2014

DNA and Genealogy workshop at Library Saturday


DNA is becoming an increasingly useful tool
for genealogists.


DNA analysis is increasingly being put to use in researching one's genealogical roots. Saturday, an opportunity will be provided for Plainfielders interested in both genealogy and in DNA research to learn just how useful the technique is becoming.

As part of the Plainfield Public Library's Black History Month programming, Teresa Vega will present a workshop titled 'Finding our more about your genealogy through DNA testing' this Saturday, February 15, from 10 AM to Noon.

Vega will discuss how advances in our understanding of DNA and the huge increase in the database of those whose DNA has been examined are helping both the ordinarily curious and serious genealogists in this area of research.

Vega has a background in cultural anthropology and is a member of both the NJ and NY chapters of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. She blogs on matters genealogical at Radiant Roots - Boricua Branches (see here).

The program is free and open to all and will be held in the Plainfield Public Library's Anne Louise Davis Meeting Room. The Plainfield Public Library is at Park Avenue and West 8th Street and is handicapped-accessible. Parking is available in the 8th and 9th Street lots.


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