Beginning DNA For Genealogy Seminar Set For Saturday

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A “Beginning DNA for Genealogy” seminar will be held at the Northgate Library this Saturday from 10  a. m.-noon.  Donna White-Dropkin, a professional genealogist with more than 20 years’ experience will present a workshop on using your DNA in genealogy research. 

She will cover: why do DNA testing, types of DNA testing, companies for DNA testing, interpreting results and next steps.

Dr. White-Dropkin first saw the possibilities of DNA in 2007 by recruiting a male cousin for a Y-DNA surname study.   She has studied genealogy at the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research at Birmingham, Al. and Athens, Ga., and at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Her most recent coursework in January 2018 was "Establishing Genealogical Proof with DNA."

A participant in Pro Gen 34, an online study group for professional genealogists, she is also a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She manages DNA tests at all the major DNA genealogy testing sites and is still trying to find two "pesky great-great-grandparents."



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The Chattanooga Police Department is sponsoring free crime prevention training primarily designed for business owners and managers who are interested in making their facility and employees as ... (click for more)

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Happenings

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The Chattanooga Police Department is sponsoring free crime prevention training primarily designed for business owners and managers who are interested in making their facility and employees as safe as possible. A nationally accredited Crime Prevention Specialist from the University of Tennessee’s Law Enforcement Innovation Center will cover the following topics during the four-hour ... (click for more)

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The Salvation Army is busy preparing for Thanksgiving and Christmas, however, with temperatures dipping below freezing on Thursday, The Salvation Army will be opening its doors for overnight cold weather shelter for the homeless. The ReCreate Café, The Salvation Army’s Day Center for the homeless at 800 McCallie Avenue will open at 6 p.m. to serve as the overnight shelter. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

State Chooses Not To Proceed With Road Rage Case Against Longtime Talk Show Host Jeff Styles

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A man was injured early Thursday morning when a tree fell on his house. The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm around 3:30 a.m. and responded to 7317 Elaine Circle with several fire companies. Battalion Chief David Thompson Jr. said the department's Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR) was requested in case a rescue was needed, but the entire family, including two ... (click for more)

Opinion

County Commissioners, Stop Pandering And Lead - And Response

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Being a child of the South, I’ve marveled at our funny sayings for all of my life. I’ve been at a football game and heard a disgruntled fan in the stands say of his team’s quarterback, “That boy couldn’t play dead in a cowboy movie.” I’ve been at the Sunday supper table and heard, “I’m of a mind each one of his sermons is better than the next.” And I’ve sat in a Saturday morning ... (click for more)