Library Hosting Getting the Most from Ancestry DNA

Steven Frank of the Central Indiana DNA Interest Group will give a workshop entitled “Getting the Most from AncestryDNA” at the Frankfort Community Public Library on Saturday, June 22, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Lower Level Meeting Room.  This workshop will explore the various features of AncestryDNA and help you understand everything your DNA results have to offer.  Topics covered include demystifying ethnicity results, understanding DNA matches, breaking down brick walls with DNA, and hidden features of AncestryDNA.

Steven Frank is a genetic genealogist and attorney. Since 2015, he has helped over 150 adoptees and persons with unknown parentage reconnect with their birth parents through the use of commercial genetic tests such as AncestryDNA. Steven testified before the Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee in 2016 as an expert on commercial genetic testing. In April 2017, Steven received the Indiana Adoption Network’s Angel in Adoption Award for his work reuniting Indiana adoptees with their birth parents.

In addition to helping adoptees, Steven has been doing genealogy for over 20 years and is currently the administrator for the “Frank Surname Project” and the “Kentucky Dutch Cousins DNA Project” that tracks descendants of early Dutch settlers in the Ohio River Valley.  Steven’s website is www.geneticgenealogist.net.

The cost of the class is $5.  Attendees that are working to maintain their librarian certification will earn two TLEUs.  Registration is required.  To register, call 765-654-8746, visit myfcpl.org/calendar, or stop by the library.

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