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Date:
June 3, 2017
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Time Details:
This popular lecture series is held on the first Saturday of every month, except for July, August, and February. The Humboldt County Historical Society presents these public lectures as a way to further understanding and appreciation of our varied and interesting local history, its peoples. places, and events. Visit their website to find out more. Sometimes these lecture programs fill up, but tickets (free) are available at the door beginning at noon on the day of the program.
Location:
Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Address:
1313 3rd Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Contact:
707-269-1905
Cost:
Free
ADA:
Yes

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1:00 p.m., Eureka Library, DNA as a Tool for Genealogy Research

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Genealogist Michael Cooley explains how to add a new tool to your research: DNA. Every genealogist runs into brick walls, when the research fails to turn up anything new about an ancestor. The lineage just comes to a screeching halt. If this has happened to you, not to worry: Michael Cooley offers hope. For, as he says, “It turns out that ancestry is archived in every cell of the body. We just need to understand how to read it. This brief introduction to genetic genealogy will help to explain the hows, whys, and wheres in using this tool.

Photo, Michael Cooley’s grandmother, Birdie McDowell, in 1923.
Humboldt County Historical Society Lecture Series
Secrets of Genetic Genealogy