DNA and Genealogy:
A Different Kind of Genealogy Talk with Colleen Fitzpatrick
MANDEVILLE –St Tammany Parish Library is celebrating Family History Month and you’re invited! The library will be hosting a webinar with leading forensic genealogist, Colleen Fitzpatrick, regarding DNA and its role in genealogical research. Topics covered include a background on DNA, its role in genealogical research, and how to acquire testing. The event will take place from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, at the Causeway Branch Library, 3457 Hwy 190, Mandeville.
Ashley Biggs, Genealogy Librarian said, "With DNA, we're able to not only see who our ancestors were genetically speaking, but we can discover clues as to how or why our ancestors came to the United States."
Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD, is a Forensic Genealogist who has been recognized for her work with the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory on identifying the remains found in the Alaskan crash of Northwest Flight 4422. Retired from the optical industry in 2005, she now assists nonprofits, military organizations, and the FBI with forensic identification, and has been instrumental in exposing two high profile Holocaust literary frauds. She has consulted on many prominent DNA identification efforts including the identification of the Unknown Child on the Titanic, the Amelia Earhart project, and the Abraham Lincoln DNA project.
The event is free and open to the public, and registration is recommended. Seating space is limited to adults. Register online at the following web address: register.stpl.us/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp, or call Ashley Biggs, Genealogy Librarian, at 893-6280 x107
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