FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 3, 2013) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family history workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. Guest speaker Cindy Peck presents “Using DNA to Enhance your Genealogy Research.”


During the morning session, learn what DNA tests can (and cannot) offer genealogists with an overview of how DNA testing can enhance your family research and what these tests measure. The afternoon session, “How to Choose a DNA Test,” explores the types of tests available, comparisons of costs and services, and how to participate in the surname projects offered by some of the testing companies.


To make a reservation for this free workshop, contact the KHS Reference Desk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or KHSrefdesk@ky.gov. The registration deadline is noon Friday, April 12.


Presented by KHS and KGS on the second Saturday of each month, each family history workshop takes place at the Center for Kentucky History. Topics range from how to begin documenting your ancestry to specialized resources for experienced genealogists. If requested at the time of registration, an optional light lunch is available for $6, payable at the door.


For more about this and other KHS programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.



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