Exploring Your Ancestry


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Discovering the “who” and “where” of what came before us can be fascinating and satisfying. In this class we’ll use free familysearch.com and (trial or paid) ancestry.com accounts to advance your DNA, family tree, and genealogy research. Sessions will focus on census and vital records sources, Newspaper sources, DNA cousins, DNA match grouping, and a “requests” session. Each session will have slides with prepared examples that we’ll work through in the first hour, then we’ll actively practice researching the theme for the night as well as working on research goals the students in the class want to pursue.

Dr. Leah Abraham has a PhD in Chemical Engineering.  Her science background in DNA includes experience sequencing DNA at MIT and teaching college and graduate classes in Biology, Bioengineering, and Statistics at Tufts, BU, Northeastern, and Merrimack College.  Dr. Abraham has personal experience using DNA results to locate her own birth parents (in one intense 4 week search effort).  She has a personal ancestry.com tree with over 300 DNA matches traced to common ancestors, as well as trees on MyHeritage, FamilyTree, WikiTree, and FamilySearch.  Dr. Abraham has helped dozens of other people use their DNA results to locate birth relatives.  She is able to advise on advanced DNA and tree tools including DNAgedcom, GenomeMatePro, Family Tree Maker, and Charting Companion.

Start Date: 9/26/2023, 5 meetings
Class Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Day of Week: Tuesday
Location: Zoom
Instructor: Dr. Leah Abraham
Status: Running/Openings