Genealogy at the Library: DNA: Third-Party Tools

Join us for genealogy workshops in Room 219 on Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 am.   

February 8: DNA: Third-Party Tools: What They Are and Why You Should Know about Them. Presented by Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D.

Today’s genetic genealogists test at one, two, three, or more testing companies, accumulating matches at each testing company. On- and offline tools created by developers independent of the testing companies (third-party tools) offer a way to consolidate matches and analyze data across testing companies. This session focuses primarily on GEDmatch, but will also provide a taste of other tools.

March 8: How Can I Be Better at Using the Internet for My Genealogy? Presented by genealogist Tom Rice, CG.

April 19: A Civil War presentation by Dr. Kurt Leichtle, Professor Emeritus, UW River Falls.

May 10: Reconstructing a Life: Developing an Ancestor Profile. Presented by Tina Norris, M.L.I.S.

June 7: Planning a Genealogy Research Trip. Presented by Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D.

July 12: Voyage to America! Presented by Tina Norris, M.L.I.S.

August 9: There's an App for that! Cool Apps to Help You do Your Family History Research Anywhere. Presented by Tina Norris, M.L.I.S.

September 13: Sources and Methods for Researching American Indian Ancestors. Presented by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA.

October 11: 16 Ways to Leave a Legacy: presentation & workshop. Presented by Tina Norris, M.L.I.S.

November 8: Finding Your Overseas Ancestors. Presented by Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D.

oin us for genealogy workshops in Room 219 on Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 am.     January 11: The U.S. National Archives: The Nation's Attic. Presented by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA.  February 8: DNA: Third-Party Tools: What They Are and Why You Should Know about Them. Presented by Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D.  March 8: How Can I Be Better at Using the Internet for My Genealogy? Presented by genealogist Tom Rice, CG.  April 19: A Civil War presentation by Dr. Kurt Leichtle, Professor Emeritus, UW River Falls.  May 10: Reconstructing a Life: Developing an Ancestor Profile. Presented by Tina Norris, M.L.I.S.  June 7: Planning a Genealogy Research Trip. Presented by Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D.  July 12: Voyage to America! Presented by Tina Norris, M.L.I.S.  August 9: There's an App for that! Cool Apps to Help You do Your Family History Research Anywhere. Presented by Tina Norris, M.L.I.S.  September 13: Sources and Methods for Researching American Indian Ancestors. Presented by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA.  October 11: 16 Ways to Leave a Legacy: presentation & workshop. Presented by Tina Norris, M.L.I.S.  November 8: Finding Your Overseas Ancestors. Presented by Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D.

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am