“Genetic Genealogy — Beyond the Hype” by Glenn York

May 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Frasier Meadows Retirement Community - 4th Floor Assembly Room
350 Ponca Pl
Boulder, CO 80303

This presentation will discuss DNA testing and how the different tests can be used as an additional tool in your genealogy toolbox.  The presentation will cover the main testing companies and the main tests used in genealogy research. We will discuss how different DNA tests can be used to solve different genealogy challenges.

Glenn spent 21 years in the Air Force and a was able to research in the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the DAR Library, and the Suitland Records Center when he was stationed near Washington, DC. Over the past 30+ years, he has also researched in numerous state, county, and local facilities throughout the mid-west. A second career in electronics and computers has enabled him to combine technology and genealogy.

Glenn current focus is DNA and he facilitates the monthly DNA study group for the Larimer County Genealogical Society and the Longmont Genealogical Society.  He is a co-administrator of the BATES Y-DNA surname project at Family Tree DNA.  He has also worked on unknown parentage searches, using DNA research to help an adoptee find her birth mother and a Vietnam “war baby” find her father.