The Schenectady County Historical Society will host Genealogist Lisa Dougherty who will present Understanding Your Ancestry DNA Test, on Saturday, October 7th at 10 am.
Professional genealogist Lisa Dougherty will lead the informative session that will guide participants through the fundamentals of DNA tests. Topics covered will include DNA basics, interpreting ethnicity estimates, dealing with all those cousin matches, and incorporating the results into your genealogy research.
Admission is $5, and free for SCHS members.
Lisa Dougherty has been active in tracing the history of not only her own family, but many others for over 20 years. A native of the Glens Falls area, she became interested in genealogy as a teenager when her father began investigating the origins of his Irish great grandparents. A former volunteer at the National Archives in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, she now devotes her time to lecturing around the area on family history, and assisting family researchers monthly at four area libraries, including the Irish-American Heritage Museum in Albany, where she is the genealogist-in-residence. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, as well as several other area genealogical groups. A long-time subscriber to Ancestry.com, she specializes in online research and the effective use of websites to investigate family history. She resides in Guilderland, New York with her husband and teenage son. For more information, visit her website.
The Schenectady County Historical Society is located at 32 Washington Ave, Schenectady.