Learn about DNA test kits at Cuyahoga West meeting

As more databases of historical vital records become freely available online, researching ancestral family history is easier for individuals to pursue on their own. Add to this the growing number of reasonably priced DNA test kits to identify one’s autosomal, Y-DNA and mitochondrial DNA, it is now possible to use these results to find relatives previously unknown. 

A DNA test can tell you so much more about who you are and suggest the geographic location of your ancestral progenitors. Most companies offer this basic service, but some are far better than others. Some DNA kits can reveal unique traits embedded in your genetic code that may put you at risk for certain health conditions. This can help you alter your lifestyle to try and prevent them. But which test kit is best and what will it reveal?   

These questions and more will be addressed by Mary Milne Jamba, Ohio Genealogical Society trustee, on Wednesday, May 15, at the Cuyahoga West Chapter meeting at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road. Program begins at 7:00 p.m. Social time, with refreshments, is at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited at no charge. For more information visit our new fully functional webpages at sites.rootsweb.com/~ohcwogs/index.htm or email cuyahogawest@gmail.com.

Jayne Broestl

Publicity Chair for the Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society that meets at Westlake Porter Public Library.

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 2:14 PM, 05.06.2019