DNA + Genealogy: How Multiple Resources Combine to Solve Family Mysteries

Andrew Lee

Event Date

December 10, 6:00pm - 7:45pm

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DNA + Genealogy

How Multiple Resources Combine to Solve Family Mysteries


Genetic genealogy creates an additional record to solve family mysteries, but it often can not stand alone.  The parents and life story of Benjamin Freeman Lee was an unsolved case for over 40 years until DNA cracked the brick wall. DNA, combined with traditional genealogy records, unravel a cold case in a very unexpected way.

Andy Lee    

has been involved in family history research for 30 years. He enjoys researching ancestors from Sacramento, CA, upstate New York, and St. Keverne, Cornwall, England.  As a trained speaker with Toastmaster’s International, Andy has won several storytelling contests. He teaches throughout the US and Canada at conferences and local societies on subjects like DNA, writing, beginning genealogy, and various tools to incorporate in your hobby. In 2016, he and his wife started the Family History Fanatics YouTube channel which has grown to be one of the most popular genealogy related channels on YouTube. Videos are usually 7-10 minutes long, focus on a single topic, and are posted twice a week.  He's the co-author of the best selling DNA Q&A and A Recipe for Writing Family History as well as other family history related books. Andy graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and works in the oil & gas industry. He and his wife have five children.



This is the December meeting of the Tri-State Genealogical Society. 

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Willard Library

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