Family History and DNA 101

  • 01 Nov 2021
  • 7:00 PM
  • ZOOM

Topic: Family History and DNA 101

Speaker: Lesley Anderson

What does genealogy research mean, what could you learn, and how to get started? How does DNA testing work and why do it? Lesley Anderson, professional genealogist and Canadian Spokesperson for Ancestry, the world's largest consumer database and leader in genomics, will provide us with some insights. How can you combine your knowledge of your own family history, information from and other available online databases and DNA testing to tell your family story.

Lesley Anderson has worked for for over 14 years as their Canadian Spokesperson and has done numerous presentations for genealogy societies and conferences across Canada as well as TV and Radio appearances. 

She has been involved in the personal research of her family tree for over 50 years specializing in Canadian, British and Irish records.  Her passion for genealogy has branched out to DNA genetic genealogy, teaching classes, speaking at seminars and conferences, consulting and doing research for others.  For years she was well known for her computer and genealogy classes offered through the Ottawa Catholic Board Continuing Ed and her “field trips” to various archives and libraries.

She was the Director of Education for BIFHSGO (British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa) for many years and volunteered at the Ottawa Stake - LDS Family History Center.  She gets great enjoyment out of helping new and experienced genealogists with their research. 


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