Monday, June 16, 2014

Genealogical Resource Review: DNA and Judy G. Russell's Blog

One of the genealogy community's most well-respected and prolific experts on the topic of DNA is Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist.  You can find a wealth of DNA information on her blog at . . . everything from explaining how each of the three tests work, to projects and other ways to maximize atDNA matches, to ethics to her varied experiences.

The Chicago Genealogical Society is thrilled to host Judy as our guest speaker at our Saturday, September 13, 2014 Fall Genealogy Seminar where she'll be giving a total of four talks, two of them addressing DNA:
  • "ABC's of DNA"  New to the idea that DNA can help with genealogy?  Learn about the three major test types - Y-DNA, mtDNA and the new atDNA testing - and see what each offers to the genealogist.
  • "Beyond X and Y: The Promise and Pitfalls of Autosomal DNA Testing"  Autosomal DNA testing is the new kid on the block.  Learn more about this exciting addition to the toolkit of 21st Century genealogists.  What's in it for you, and how can you make the most of this test?

We hope you'll take a look at Judy's informative blog, then join us on September 13, 2014 to learn much more about using DNA.  Complete event registration and program details can be found at