Lifting the Fog: Using DNA to Discover Your Polish and European Ancestors

Date 19 August 2018 (2pm to 4pm)

Location  Schaumburg Township District Library  (Rasmussen South room) – 130 S. Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193

Attendance at the library is free and open to members and non-members. Library attendees (PGSA members and the public) will need to register by phone (847-985-4000) or on line at the library website – prior to the meeting. The presentation will also be offered as a free Webinar to members. To defray costs, non-members will be charged a $10 fee.

Webinar registration for members and non-members can be made by clicking here. Mail-in registrations will not be accepted.

Guest Speaker – Jane G. Haldeman

Topic – Lifting the Fog: Using DNA to Discover Your Polish and European Ancestor

Topic Summary – Due to wars, invasions, partitioning of lands, boundaries and name changes through the generations, DNA may be the only common connection with your ancestors. The cause of war and nation boundary movements may have obscured the paper trail of your ancestors. DNA can give us clues of where to look and what questions to ask. Learn techniques to use DNA to answer your questions.

Bio – Jane Gwynn Haldeman is a professional speaker and owner of It’s Relative with more than 25 years of research experience. The Chicago area-based genealogist lectures on a wide range of topics both locally, at national conferences, and webinar presentations. She enjoys speaking about topics including family history technology and genealogy research methodology. She is the author of A Genealogist’s Guide to Springfield, Illinois. Jane has been very active with the genealogical community in Illinois. She was President, Illinois State Genealogical Society; President, Fox Valley Genealogical Society; Registrar, Fort Payne Chapter NSDAR; and Registration Chair, Federation of Genealogical Societies 2016 Conference in Springfield, IL.