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Serving the communities of Algona, Auburn, Black Diamond, Burien, Covington, Des Moines, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Kent, Maple Valley, Normandy Park, Pacific, Ravensdale, Renton, Sea Tac and Tukwila in south King County, Washington State.
Our general meeting are held at Wesley Lea Hill, 32049 109th Pl SE, Auburn, WA 98092, 2nd floor Assembly Room. We meet on the third Saturday of the month except July, August & December, 9:30 AM social time prior to the program at 10 AM. A business meeting will follow the program. MAP
Saturday March 17, 2018
Adoptions and DNA: Finding Long Lost Family
This class is a more-than-basic practical guide to using DNA and family research methodology to build your biological family tree and find living biological relatives of adoption participants. In this class, we will review two adoptee’s stories of how we found living biological relatives. We will learn about DNA basics, DNA search tips and understanding DNA testing results. We will then learn how to build a DNA Match’s family tree with documented resources only to discover potential relatives. Finally, we will learn how to ask questions and find answers using on-line resources that will lead you to discovering your own family tree and finding remaining biological relatives. This is an updated class including the rest of the story from last year’s student who was investigating a grandfather’s adoption. We must get through the entire presentation and may not be able to slow down for all questions. There is enough content, technique and intrigue here to interest every family historian.
Presented by Leslie Edmunds
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