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Thursday 21 July 2022
1pm to 2pm
Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building (Ground floor)
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About the presenter

Gail Edwards, Social and Biological scientist

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You’ve “done” your DNA. What does having a match with someone mean? What is the significance of the number of centimorgans you share with someone? What do you do next?

Hear Gail Edwards, Social and Biological scientist, discuss the various features and tools provided by the testing companies, as well as other methods and tools, you can use to establish your relationship with someone with whom you match.

Aimed at people who are just starting their DNA journey, learn what is available and what can be done with these tools and methods.

Presented by Genealogy SA.

Genealogy Gems - Gail Edwards

Gail Edwards

With qualifications in social and biological sciences Gail Edwards has a particular interest in the use of DNA for family history and the ancient movement of peoples across Europe.  She is a member of the Genealogy SA DNA in Family History Special Interest Group and co-administrator of the South Australia DNA Project.

Gail also helps organize a U3A family history group, teaches family history at her local library, and is a member of the Victoriana Society, which has an interest in all aspects of life in the Victorian and Edwardian eras including dress, sociology, and general history. 

Her interests also extend to heritage garden preservation and she is a member of Heritage Roses in Australia, a society that is interested in the preservation and study of old garden roses.

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There is on-street disabled parking available in the nearby roads. View more information and maps of Adelaide City Council's Disability parking for permit holders.

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Genealogy Gems

Genealogy Gems is presented by Genealogy SA and supported by the State Library of SA.

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