PC Genealogy Room to host free informational DNA program


EATON — The Preble County Genealogy Room is hosting Dr. Michael Robinson PhD, a geneticist at Miami University in Oxford this weekend.

Dr. Robinson will be delivering a walkthrough presentation of genealogy and DNA testing on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 2-4 p.m. at 450 S. Barron St., Eaton.

If you are interested in doing DNA testing on yourself or family members and have no idea where to start, or what to do with the information once you have it, this is the seminar for you. There will be a brief introduction to basic human genetics and how DNA testing can support genealogical investigation. Participants in the class will explore some of the features of AncestryDNA® and learn how to use DNA testing to gain insights into their ancestry.

The mission of the Preble County Room is to provide genealogical and historical resources and various related services to our patrons. We connect the present to the past through the use of books and other media of genealogical and historical interest. The collection includes information about Preble County, its contiguous counties and those areas of migration to and from this area. To learn more about the Preble County Room, go to www.preblelibrary.org/genealogy.