BCOGS Virtual Lecture: Genealogy DNA for Beginners

Butler County Genealogy Society is pleased to present our third virtual lecture for our members. This virtual lecture will take place on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 7pm.

Please register in advance so we know how many people to expect: https://butlercoutyogs.org/members-only/webinar

Learn how DNA testing can help you find out your matches and break down brick walls in your research. Learn about three types of DNA testing- autosomal, mitochondrial, and y-DNA tests. Determine which type of test you should take. Learn how to determine genetic relationships in different types of tests. If you have results, learn how to make sense of your matches and get the most out of the five common testing companies— Ancestry DNA, FamilyTreeDNA, 23andMe, MyHeritage DNA, and Living DNA.


Kelli Bergheimer is a writer, teacher, editor, and national genealogical speaker. Kelli holds a Bachelor’s in Biology, a Master’s in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, and a Master’s in Business Management. Kelli is a math and science editorial director for Blue Kayak, a K-12 textbook company. She also works as a DNA report editor for Legacy Tree Genealogists. Kelli runs two small businesses—Geo-Centric Learning and Mess on the Desk, a genealogical organization company with a YouTube channel and online store. Kelli is the Genetics, Genealogy, and You facilitator. Kelli is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, International Society of Genetic Genealogists, and the Genealogical Speaker’s Guild.

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