Monday, April 22, 2019

Genealogical Society Presenting Program on DNA Testing

The Niagara County Genealogical Society will be hosting a program on Wednesday, April 24th beginning at 7:00pm at 215 Niagara St, Lockport NY called DNA Testing for Genealogy. Join us as Rhonda Hoffman teaches us the basics of genetic genealogy including the types of DNA testing, what testing can tell you, how DNA can be applied to genealogy research, and DNA testing for adoption/unknown parentage.

Rhonda Hoffman has been a genealogy librarian for 17 years and currently serves as the Genealogy Specialist for the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.  She has a Master of Library Science degree from the University at Buffalo and a Bachelor of Arts in History from SUNY Geneseo.  Rhonda has been researching her own genealogy for two decades and previously owned a part-time genealogy research business.  Rhonda is the editor of the Western New York Genealogical Society’s JOURNAL and volunteers for Search Angels, a nonprofit organization which helps reunite adoptees with their birth families through the use of DNA testing and traditional genealogy research. Everyone is invited to this free program!