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Using DNA to solve genealogical puzzles with Helen Smith

Event Information

  • 31 Jul 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Whare Wananga, Level 2 Central City Library, Lorne Street
  • Auckland
  • New Zealand
Other Information
  • Cost: Free

DNA testing has been highlighted in the media and is an exciting new tool for family historians to enhance their research.

This presentation will discuss using DNA testing in family history, the various types of tests and what they do or don't do, and will demystify the terms when talking about this area of research. Examples will be shown of how DNA testing has answered research questions and we will talk about how to determine the best person to test for the genealogy puzzle you need to solve. 

Speaker bio

Helen Smith has been researching her family since 1986 when her mother lamented the fact she had never known her grandfather, George Howard Busby. She has written for a number of  publications including Inside History, Australian Family Tree Connections, family history journals and scientific publications.

Helen is an experienced public speaker and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild. She is President of Southern Suburbs Branch of the Genealogical Society of Queensland.

Find Helen online at helenvsmithresearch.blogspot.com.au or follow her on Twitter @HVSresearch.


Family History Month launch day - 31 July

This event is part of the launch day for Family History Month at Auckland Libraries. Find out about other events taking place on 31 July by clicking on the links below: