Clayton Library Lecture Series

Library: Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research

Date: 2/10/2018

Time: 10:30AM - 11:30AM


Age Group: adults, teens ages 13-18 years


DNA & the African-American Experience:  Creating networks to identify family connections

You have potentially thousands of DNA cousins, but identifying the ancestors you share or the family that connects you can be daunting.  For African-Americans’ the challenge is especially unique since many of their 3rd or 4th cousins share a common ancestor or family from the years of slavery, when many families were separated by sale, inheritance, and slaveholder migration.  Join Clayton Staff member Franklin Smith as he presents tips and strategies on networking your DNA matches to identify shared ancestors or families connecting you to a common ancestor or ancestral location. Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600.