Thursday, October 15, 2015

Tonight: SJGS Hosts Director of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy

Thursday, October 15, 2015
5:45 p.m.
502 West Benjamin Holt Drive, Stockton
"DNA Refresher and Genetic Genealogy Update"
Presenter: Katherine Hope Borges, Director
International Society of Genetic Genealogy

SJGS is pleased to announce our speaker for tonight’s meeting: Katherine Borges. Returning to Stockton after her well-received presentation here three years ago, Katherine will be bringing updates on developments in the use of DNA testing for genealogy, as well as reviewing the basic concepts behind DNA testing for those interested in exploring this tool for use in your own family history.

Katherine Borges is co-founder and current director of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy, the first society organized to promote the use of DNA testing in genealogy. Established in 2005, the non-profit ISOGG is currently eight thousand members strong and represents a membership spread across the world in more than seventy countries. With a mission to promote and educate members and the general public about the use of DNA testing for genealogical purposes, ISOGG has been active in presentations across the continents. Katherine, herself, has spoken not only at many events in the United States, but also in Canada, the U.K., and Ireland.

Join us this evening in the Community Room of the Margaret Troke Library as we welcome Katherine Borges back to Stockton.