Sherburne Presents Brown Bag Talk on Genetic Genealogy

Posted on 4/12/2019 9:17:29 AM

Cora Lou Sherburne presented a talk titled “Looking for your roots? Contact a DNA Search Angel” on March 27, 12:20–1:10 p.m., in Uhler Hall, Room 111.

Genetic Genealogy is the combination of genetic analysis with traditional historical and genealogical research to study family history. For example, in forensic investigations GG can be used to identify remains by tying the DNA to a family with a missing person or to point to the likely identity of a perpetrator. We can also use this methodology to identify unknown biological parents for people (e.g., adoptees, foundlings, and others). Sherburne’s presentation revealed the science and art of many ways DNA Search Angels do that.

Department of Psychology