This is a weblog about genealogy in and about the State of Ohio. It will feature news and views (mostly mine) about developments of interest to genealogists doing research in Ohio, no matter where they reside.--Wally Huskonen

Saturday, October 08, 2005

DNA genealogy is featured on Tri-C GO Seminar program

In two one-hour lectures, Dr. James M. Freed will be discussing how DNA may be useful in your genealogical research at the 2005 Tri-C GO Seminar on Oct. 22, 2005 at the Fairview Park Library, Fairview Park, 21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, Ohio 44126-2120. Dr. Freed is well qualified to speak on this subject, being a retired professor of biology and the administrator of the McCabe Clan Project, a Clans of Ireland DNA Project. He currently is serving as the president of the Deleware County Genealogical Society, a chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.

The application of DNA technology to the fields of genealogy and family history is a relatively recent venture, but is gaining increasing support and popularity. The technology is based on the inheritance of the Y-DNA chromosome through the paternal line. A common goals of DNA projects include the verification of common ancestry and the identification of inter-related branches.

Two other speakers are on the Tri-C GO program: Don Kozlowski, who will be discussing the Cuyahoga County Archives from a volunteer perspective; and Lorraine Newsome, will be be presenting "Jammie Genealogy."

Advance registration is suggested as seating is limited. For a mail-in registration form, go to the website of the host, Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society, at http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohgcgg/events.html.