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News from the FGS Conference FamilySearch & DNA: What’s the Story?

I attended a lunch-time session in the vendor hall yesterday in the FamilySearch Booth at the FGS Conference.  The topic was FamilySearch & DNA: What’s the Story? 

What I learned is that FamilySearch is starting to get into the DNA game, however, they are NOT going to become a testing company as there are plenty of them out there.  

Their first step to incorporating DNA into FamilySearch was to create an unbiased page to help educate about DNA.  You can find that page here: https://www.familysearch.org/dna

They divided the webpage into three main areas: 

1. Which DNA test options are available?

2. What should I do after taking a DNA test?

3. FAQ/Terminology.

There is a team working at FamilySearch on ways to incorporate DNA into the FamilySearch Family Tree.  I’m looking forward to seeing what they come up with!

Contributor: Jeanette Sheliga of Lockport NY is Vice-President of the Niagara County Genealogical Society and Organizer of the North Tonawanda Library Genealogy Club.

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