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All About DNA Testing
Monday, April 8, 2019
2 PM

DNA testing raises lots of questions. Does it matter which company you use? When the test results say you are 80% Ashkenazi and 20% Greek, how accurate is that, and how do they know? Why does the result show you are 10% Scandinavian when all of your grandparents were born in Ireland? 

How can you get health and medical information from your results, and is there any reason why you shouldn’t? How can you build or expand your family tree from your DNA?

Mary Lee Keane will address these questions and others. Mary Lee teaches the basics of genealogy in the OLLI program at Temple University. She has been working with DNA results since they first became widely available to lay people.

We will meet in the MacColl Room on the second floor First Presbyterian Church, 201 S. 21st Street, entrance on 21st Street. The church is handicapped accessible; kindly let us know in advance if this is needed. Please register by emailing info@pennsvillage.org or by calling 215-925-7333. There is no charge for Penn’s Village members and volunteers. We would appreciate a $5 donation from other guests. Other guests are welcome to attend three programs before joining and/or volunteering.