ATASCOCITA-KINGWOOD GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Invites the public to attend a free program entitled
New Avenues in Genetic Genealogy
Presented by Jeremy Balkin with FamilyTreeDNA
Genetic genealogy has come a long way. Family Tree DNA has pioneered the idea of applying genetics to the traditional practice of genealogy. People no longer have to rely solely on historical documents and family lore to trace their heritages and fill in gaps in their lineages. DNA testing for purposes of genealogy has allowed people to understand more clearly where they came from, who they are related to, and their overall ethnic makeup. It has connected the entire world into one large genealogical community. I will explain, in layman’s terms, testing procedure, the science behind the testing, and how you can discover your ancestry more clearly through a simple cheek swab. Tests will be available for purchase.
As a veteran of genetic genealogy, Jeremy Balkin has been a member of the Family Tree DNA family for over five years. After starting in March of 2012, he soon was given the opportunity to travel and present to people and organizations as the 'face' of FTDNA. Since then, he's worked with them in the realms of customer service, social media, and is a senior agent with the customer service department. He's also authored an online blog devoted to genetic genealogy and his life. With a background in history and communications, he's been able to use that training in his ability to help people discover this still new field.
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