CLF General Meeting Feb 2018

  • Sat, February 10, 2018
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Carriage House Meeting Room, Clayton Library

The Clayton Library Friends General Meeting will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Registration will start at 10:15 and the meeting will start at 10:30 in the Carriage House Meeting Room at Clayton Library.

Our featured guest, Andy Lee, will present: Understanding DNA Basics. DNA is all the rage. But what is it that makes this such a great record? And what is it that makes it a poor record? Understanding more about DNA can help you to know when to look to this amazing record for answers and when looking at DNA is counter productive. Learn about some of the science behind DNA, how it is passed on to each generation and how that relates to the genealogy problems we face. Simple examples (using LEGO) will be given to help you understand this complex subject. At the end of the lecture you will know why DNA works the way it does as a genealogical record and have some extra tools to help answer your own DNA questions.

Andy Lee has 30 years of family history experience. During high school, he wrote a contest winning essay about an American Revolution ancestor.  As a member of Toastmaster’s International, Andy has achieved the status of Competent Communicator and has won several storytelling contests. He has given presentations throughout the US and Canada to professional organizations, university classes, local genealogy societies, family history conferences, and Boy Scout organizations. Andy's topics range beyond genealogy to include engineering, problem-solving, finances, business building and emergency preparedness.  He's the co-author of A Recipe for Writing Family History and contributes to the YouTube channel.

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