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DNA Basics for Genealogists- How 3 Testing Companies Can Change Your Family Tree

Have your thought about testing your DNA but did not know which test to do? Or, are you one who has tested your DNA, but you don’t know how to use the tools to break through your brick wall? Learn more through this class taught by Pam Fujii and Patricia Burrow of the Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society.

Pat Burrow will give a basic introduction into DNA testing. She will cover the four different types - Y-DNA, mtDNA, Autosomal and X DNA. Not sure which company to use to test your DNA?  Pat will cover the top three companies to show you what is available from each company and what are their strong points and weaknesses.  

After learning about the different testing companies, Pam Fujii will walk you through her case study on how she used all three companies. Pam will show you the tools she used to find new family members. We guarantee when you leave the session, you will be thinking of DNA testing in a whole new light!
This class is free and open to all, but registration is required. To learn more and to register, visit www.scchgs.org.
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