Join Mags Gaulden, Professional Genealogist, for "DNA 201 - Matching, autosomal, Y, miochondial and X on March 7th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

Mags shares her tips and tools to help you connect with your matches and your EKCA's (Earliest Known Common Ancestor). Matching is easy! I have a match who is listed as a fourth cousin AND they share my surname. I am done. Not so fast. Is your surname a common surname? Does the match have a good paper trail (traditional genealogy) back to a common ancestor? There are many more things to do to make sure that match is the right match. We look at how to work your matches and what tools might be available to help you make that connection.

The cost is $15 per person and pre-registration is required by calling 613-354-3027. 

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About the Presenter: 

Mags is a Professional Genealogist specializing in Genetic Genealogy as a founder of Grandma’s Genes in Ottawa. Growing up in a family full of family historians, Mags was primed to become a genealogist.

After earning her Bachelors Degree from Columbia College, she began to work her own genealogy as a “hobby”.  This 30-year “hobby” eventually led her to a Leader role with WikiTree, where she currently leads: The DNA Innovators Project, The United Empire Loyalist Project and the British Home Child Project. She also leads the Templeton and McElmoyle Name Studies and the McElmoyle DNA Project. Work with WikiTree led to Mags starting Grandma’s Genes in 2016.

Mags is an international genetic genealogy lecturer, blogger and a social media maven. She serves as admin for Facebook groups including the ISOGG Facebook Group. She is a former member of the Canadian Casualty Identification Team.