A well-attended meeting on Oct. 16 of the Fayette County Genealogical Society featured a program presented by Kelli Bergheimer, entitled “DNA for Beginners.”
During her presentation, Kelli helped those in attendance to decide which DNA test you should use and which company providing DNA results would be best for you during your research. If you had your DNA results you were directed how to use those results to make better use of matches found with living relatives, and how to use the results to find your ancestors.
Kelli also explained how you inherit DNA and how DNA inherited from your father and mother differ. Those present were given the opportunity to join Ohio DNA Interest Group of which Kelli is the facilitator. This group keeps its members updated on the study of DNA for genealogical study. Society members and community members present were very impressed with the program and they hoped Kelli would come back again.
Besides being the facilitator of the Ohio DNA Interest Group, Kelli Bergheimer holds a bachelor’s in biology and master degrees in both education and business management. She is pursuing a doctorate in industrial and organization psychology. Kelli is a writer, teacher, editor, small business owner and a nature photographer. Her two small businesses are Geo-Centric Learning, a geography-based middle school curriculum, and Mess on the Desk, a genealogical organization company with an accompanying blog. Kelli is a member of Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild.
At the upcoming meeting of the Society, Harry Wright’s program, “The Voices of Veterans,” will be presented. This program is made up of a series of interviews collected and recorded by Harry with veterans of Fayette County sharing their service experience in several wars fought by the United States’ armed forces. Harry Wright is a Fayette County local, whom many may know from his work at WCHO Radio. This presentation will give you a firsthand view of these conflicts from our very own citizens who served.
Be sure to come to Carnegie Library, 127 S. North St., Washington Court House, on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. to witness these accounts from our veterans. Please enter the library on the Catholic Church side.
For any additional information about this meeting or the Fayette County Genealogical Society, contact Cathy Massie White at 740-333-7227 or ReunionMassie@yahoo.com.