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Anacortes Senior College

Genealogy and DNA

with Susanna Epler


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In this introductory overview of genealogy research techniques and DNA testing:

• We will cover how to research and build your family tree using online and traditional resources.

• We will explain the three different types of DNA tests, and demonstrate what your DNA results mean.

• We will then explore and demonstrate ways to use your DNA results to expand and verify your family tree information.

Every class will include lecture, discussion, and hand-on activities. Students are encouraged to bring their laptop if they have one.

Note: This class is 3 weeks, starting January 31.

Instructors: Susanna Epler & Betty Tartas

Susanna Epler has a B.A. in Biology from Agnes Scott College and an M.S. in Zoology from the University of Georgia. She has taught many areas of science, including genetics and cell biology and she was the Science Curriculum Specialist for the Renton School District for 21 years.

Betty Tartas is a retired elementary school teacher who has lived in Anacortes since 1986. She is a graduate of Western Washington University, with a B.A. in Sociology, and Elementary Education/Special Education. Genealogy became her passion in 2001; since then she has successfully researched and verified her own family tree going back over a thousand years and she has helped many other people find their ancestors and explore their DNA.

  • Jan 31 - Feb 14th, 2019
    Thu for 3 weeks from 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Anacortes Middle School

2202 M Ave.
Anacortes, WA 98221 Get directions

Room: 105

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