Thursday, May 5, 2016

Upcoming GSHA-SC General Meeting

Saturday May 7, 2016
10 AM-4 PM
Southern California Genealogical Society Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA
818-843-7247 or http://www.scgsgenealogy.com

"Deciphering the letters of DNA and
how DNA has changed the world of Genealogy"
Presented by Cheri Mello

Which DNA test kit should you purchase and how many markers should the kit contain? What are the differences between the various DNA tests? What do the results mean? Please join us as we explore the fascinating field of DNA.

Cheri Mello’s presentation will take us from A to XY & Z. She will explain why a female’s DNA test results differ from a male’s. She will talk about haplogroups and how chromosomes define us. This presentation serves as a stepping stone to the Genetic Genealogy Conference on Thursday, June 2, sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree in Burbank. DNA test kits will be available for sale at the Jamboree.

Cheri Mello received her Master’s degree in Education from California State University at Los Angeles, and was a National Board certified teacher in the subjects of Math and Humanities. She has over twenty years’ experience as a genealogy researcher, and is currently overseeing five DNA projects. She is also involved in Portuguese-Azorean genealogy. Mello will discuss the interconnection between Spain and Portugal, including how Sephardic Jews were initially welcomed in Portugal after the 1492 expulsion from Spain.

Hope to see you.