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Documents + DNA + Method + a little bit of Luck, Combining Tools to Find Biological Family

  • 8 Jun 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Minnesota Genealogy Center
  • 29



Presented by Elizabeth Williams Gomoll, sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society.

Finding an adopted person’s biological family is especially challenging for genealogists. This presentation lists the steps one can take to identify an unknown child, parent, or grandparent and dissects a successful case to show how good methodology combined with document research and DNA matches (and a bit of luck) can put a decades-old question to rest.

About the Speaker:
Elizabeth Williams Gomoll, CG, is professional board-certified genealogist. In addition to researching for clients across the country, she is co-editor of the Minnesota Genealogist quarterly journal and president of the APG Northland Chapter. Liz has served as a Director for the Minnesota Genealogical Society and the Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota. Her books, With Love to All, a collection of WWI letters and photographs, and the co-authored guide Husförhörslängder, Swedish Household Examination Records, have garnered several awards. She researches and lectures as Red Bird Genealogy Services (www.RedBirdGen.com). Liz also plays flute and piccolo professionally and holds a private pilot’s license.

$30 for MGS Members, $40 for Non-Members

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