DNA Testing & Genealogy


A Lecture by Mary Kathryn Kozy, President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State 


Sunday, February 9  5-7pm



DNA testing has gained attention as a new way to help us to break through brick walls in genealogical exploration. There are a number of companies out there offering to test your DNA and it can be confusing. Many people have had their DNA tested only to get rather confusing results that they don’t understand, much less know how to use to advance their research. 


Come and learn the basics of what DNA testing is, what it can (and can’t) tell you. We’ll cover the different types of DNA tests and discuss which tests are appropriate for which genealogical scenarios. This class will have something for everyone – from beginners to experienced testers.


Mary Kathryn Kozy has been working on her own family history or almost 35 years, since she first became interested at age 13. Over the years she has researched families across the U.S, and from Western and Eastern Europe. She started her own family history website in November 1996, and has continued developing it in her spare time. S


She currently serves as President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State and has led many seminars on genealogy. She recently completed her second bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Systems and works full time for Boeing.


This event is free.  Popcorn and soft drinks will be available.