Presented by the library’s Special Collections staff and members of the Ranger Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), these events are free, open to the public, and appropriate for all levels of interest and experience. We hope you will join us on the third Sunday each winter month.
The Adopted, the Illegitimate and DNA
with Mike Maglio
Sunday, April 15 | 2 – 4 PM | Levenson Room
Maglio will guide us through a process using autosomal DNA to identify biological parents and missing family tree links. He will explain that it takes tradition genealogy, DNA and little detective work to help an adoptee find their biological parents. The process also works for an illegitimate ancestor or can help with other brick walls in the past 5 to 6 generations.
Mike is a professional genealogist, writer, and speaker; a third generation genealogist with 30 years of experience. He graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Engineering and has spent his career developing collaborative technologies. As a genetic genealogist, Mike advises on the use of DNA as a tool for genealogy through his site – OriginsDNA.com. His focus combines science and history to unravel ancestral genetic migrations.