Sunday, March 7, 2021
Those who have taken DNA tests receive their results in the form of charts, like this one from 23andMe, providing an ethnicity estimate and ancestral map, but are left wondering what those results actually mean.

DNA, genealogy program at Local History Room March 7

Genetic genealogy has become one of the most popular recent advances for family history researchers and those just curious about their ethnicity. 

Between various companies like AncestryDNA, 23andMe, Family Tree DNA, and MyHeritage DNA, it seems like there is always a sale going for a genealogy DNA kit. 

However, many misconceptions exist surrounding DNA tests.  Furthermore, test results may sometimes seem inaccurate or hard to interpret, and far more information can be gleaned from them than just the ethnicity breakdown of where a test taker’s ancestors came from.

On Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m., genealogist Hannah Scholze will present “DNA and Genealogy:  The Basics” at the Monroe County Local History Room, 200 W. Main St., Sparta. 

Learn how to better understand and apply the results of DNA tests to expand your family tree.  She will also cover several common misconceptions about genetic genealogy and offer some tips and tools to use with your results.  A $1 admission donation is appreciated.  For more info visit:

Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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