DNA program during Genealogy meeting

Friday, April 22, 2011

TERRE HAUTE -- At the regular meeting of the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society Monday, May 9, Alan Teller will present, "DNA Testing for Genetic Genealogy or DNA Testing for the Layman."

The program is open to the public and will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Vigo County Public Library. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Alan Teller, an Indiana University graduate and longtime resident of Kokomo, has been involved for many years in genealogical research and pursues an active leadership role in a large number of lineage societies.

As a part of his own genealogical work, Teller has been involved in DNA research since 2007. As a part of his research, he has taken several DNA tests from a variety of suppliers. He now makes presentations, in layman's language, regarding what he has learned from his personal experience with the DNA testing process.

The main goals of the presentation are to describe the various DNA tests available, discuss how to interpret the results of the tests and review some of the successes he has had.

He will also discuss what individuals might learn, or not learn, from having DNA tests completed.

The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society is headquartered in Terre Haute, and serves seven counties in Indiana and three counties in Illinois.

For more information on the presentation or any other WVGS program, check online at www.inwvgs.org, or call 812-238-2415.

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