Bergheimer presents program at Genealogical Society meeting


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DNA genealogical expert Kelli Bergheimer and Fayette County Genealogical Society President Sue Gilmore.

DNA genealogical expert Kelli Bergheimer and Fayette County Genealogical Society President Sue Gilmore.


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Genealogical DNA expert Kelli Bergheimer presented her program, “Mystery First Cousin” on Oct. 15 at the meeting of Fayette County Genealogical Society.

During this program, Kelli presented the case of the discovery of an unknown cousin who didn’t seem to fit into any known family lines but was a DNA match. The story has an unexpected ending, but one that was acceptable to those who wanted to be involved without encroaching on the privacy of others. It was an excellent example of how to ethically use DNA in your genealogical research.

Kelli Bergheimer, from Powell, Ohio, holds a bachelor of science in biology, master’s degrees in both education and business, and is pursuing a doctorate in industrial organizational psychology. Kelli is a regular speaker for our Society.

The next meeting of the Fayette County Genealogical Society will be held Monday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room of Fayette County Economic Development Building at 101 E. East St., Washington Court House. The speaker for the evening will be Society member Peggy Lester presenting, “Seeking Your First American Ancestor.” Peggy did this genealogical research while taking a train trip and will be sharing her adventures with the Society.

For more information concerning this meeting, Society membership, Lineage Societies, or research, please contact Cathy Massie White, lineage chair, at 740-333-7227 or ReunionMassie@yahoo.com, Sue Gilmore, president, at 614-864-9609 or suegilmore@yahoo.com, or Peggy Lester, research chair, at 740-495-5720 or peggylester09@gmail.com.

DNA genealogical expert Kelli Bergheimer and Fayette County Genealogical Society President Sue Gilmore.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2021/11/web1_28B8924B0BAC45FCAAA71E5D301ACF39-1-.jpgDNA genealogical expert Kelli Bergheimer and Fayette County Genealogical Society President Sue Gilmore. Courtesy photo

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