Celebrate Family DNA Day at the Family History Library through Webinars, Free Classes, and More

Contributed By FamilySearch

  • 23 April 2019

FamilySearch will provide free DNA classes, webinars, and a DNA lab to answer personal questions from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (MST) at the Family History Library on National DNA Day, April 25, 2019.

DNA testing reveals family roots—where you came from and other possible family genetics. Despite its popularity and affordability, what DNA is, what the tests mean, and how it can help you discover new ancestors may be confusing.

Maybe you are toying with the possibility of taking a DNA test. Will it prove useful? Maybe you’ve taken the test and sent off your sample. Now what?

Get answers to these questions and more at the FamilySearch Family DNA Day at the Family History Library 2019 on Thursday, April 25, 2019. The event is being held in harmony with International DNA Day, the 66th anniversary of the discovery of DNA structure in 1953.

From 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (MST) at the Family History Library, FamilySearch will provide free DNA classes, webinars, and a DNA lab to answer personal questions. The beauty of the webinar is that you can also “attend” from home using your computer. See if taking a DNA test is right for you, different tests you can take, and how it might help your family history research.

Classes include:

  • An Introduction to DNA and Genealogy
  • I’ve Tested My DNA, Now What?
  • Finding an Unknown Parent Using DNA: A Case Study
  • Making DNA Connections through Descendancy Research

The open lab will run from noon to 5 p.m. and online between 5 and 6 p.m. (MST).

Younger audiences can participate in activities like the interactive DNA traits tree and using string and colorful beads to build genetic sequences of different animals.

No registration is required, but you can express interest in attending and share the event with family and friends by joining the Facebook Event Page. Find a detailed schedule at DNA Day at the Family History Library. Get more background on what DNA testing is and its potential research benefits at FamilySearch DNA.

DNA Family History Library Class Schedule

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Time (MT)

Class Title

Location

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9:30–10:30 a.m.

An Introduction to DNA and Genealogy

Main Floor 

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11 a.m.–noon

I've Tested my DNA, Now What?

Main Floor 

Click Link

1-2 p.m.

Finding an Unknown Parent Using DNA: A Case Study

Main Floor 

Click Link

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Making DNA Connections through Descendancy Research

Main Floor 

Click Link

DNA Open Lab, Thursday, April 25, 2019

Time (MT)

Class Title

Location

Listen Online

Noon–5 p.m.

DNA Open Lab

Main Floor Computer Lab

Not available online

5-6 p.m.

DNA Open Lab

Main Floor Computer Lab

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