10:15 - 11:00

DNA is becoming an important tool for anyone researching their family history and hoping to find others with whom they share common ancestors. But the jargon and science of DNA can be confusing for beginners. This talk will give a basic introduction to DNA, how we inherit it from our parents, and the key features of DNA that are used to determine how closely two people might be related. It will also introduce the three main DNA tests.

Linda Kerr, Genealogist and Archive Researcher

Linda is a professional genealogist specialising in Scottish family history research especially for those whose ancestors come from Glasgow and the west of Scotland. She has explored DNA for her own family history and feels passionately that beginners need basic information about DNA itself in order to make best use of the test options.