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Using DNA to Prove an Ancestor and a Hereditary Disorder
July 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a presentation by Sharon Clark Driscoll about the use of DNA in genealogical research. Hear about some of most successful commercial DNA testing companies, FamilyTreeDNA, 23andMe, and AncestryDNA, and what they have to offer. Learn how to find matches and recognize possible false positives. In addition, find out about markers and how to use genetic health risk reports.
Sharon Clark Driscoll has researched her family tree since 2011, when her father passed. She is presently the President of the Princess Amelia Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century and the 1st Vice Regent of the Amelia Island Chapter, NSDAR. She was the Amelia Island Chapter, NSDAR Registrar from 2017-2021 completing over 200 applications. In addition, she completed 11 new member applications for the Jacksonville Chapter, FLSSAR. She took DAR’s certified courses GEP1, GEP2, GEP3 and DNA certified courses. Sharon and her relatives have been stumped for over twenty years on her direct Clark lineage, but now with the use of DNA and old-fashioned genealogical research she’s getting closer.