The New Jersey State Library, recognizing the growing interest in genetic genealogy, is set to host an informative and engaging webinar titled “Diving Deep into Genetic Genealogy.” This virtual event is scheduled for Wednesday, August 2nd, and will take place on the popular online platform Zoom, running from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.

The webinar is open to the public, and attendance is free; however, participants are required to register in advance through the provided link: Register – Webinar. Once registered, attendees can log in on the day of the event and embark on an enlightening journey into their ancestral past.

The esteemed guide for this exploration is Melissa Johnson, a certified genealogist, writer, and editor renowned for her expertise in unravelling family histories. During the webinar, Johnson will delve into the significance of genetic testing and its synergy with traditional paper-trail genealogy. Attendees will gain valuable insights into various DNA testing company websites, learn to utilize third-party tools for in-depth result analysis, and develop personalized testing strategies to overcome genealogical challenges and uncover long-standing mysteries.

Melissa Johnson, a recognized authority in the field, specializes in researching families with ties to New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and England. Her vast experience extends to forensic cases, dual citizenship matters, and lineage society applications. Moreover, Johnson is highly proficient in leveraging DNA test results to break through ancestral barriers, making her an invaluable mentor for webinar participants.

As a prominent figure in genealogical circles, Johnson serves on the board of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey and the International Society of British Genealogy and Family History. Her contributions to the field have been widely acknowledged, with publications in esteemed journals such as the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, New York Genealogical & Biographical Record, NGS Magazine, and the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly.

Beyond her editorial roles, Johnson currently holds the esteemed position of Program Director for Boston University’s Genealogy Studies programs. Her dedication to sharing knowledge extends nationwide, as she frequently imparts her wisdom in courses at genealogy institutes across the country.

For those curious about the inner workings of this transformative technology, the upcoming webinar promises to be an all-encompassing resource to kickstart their genealogical journey. To inquire further or seek additional details before the event, interested individuals can contact the New Jersey State Library at (609) 278-2640.

Enthusiasts and beginners alike are encouraged to seize this unique opportunity to unearth new branches on their family trees. Register now and embark on an expedition through time to discover the compelling stories that lie within your DNA.