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Getting Started With DNA and Using it for Brick Walls

California Genealogical Society & Library

Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (PST)

Getting Started With DNA and Using it for Brick Walls

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Getting Started With DNA

and Using it for Brick Walls

Saturday, January 18, 2020 1:00 - 3:30

Presented by Sue Severson


This class is presented by CGS at 

The Oakland FamilySearch Library 


Get introduced to the what and the why of genetic genealogy. This class will provide DNA concepts. You'll learn about and compare the main DNA labs. Sue will share how you can use genetic data to break through your genealogy brick walls.



 Elizabeth Susan "Sue" Clark Severson was born and raised in Louisiana. She and husband Ralph Severson have five children and twenty-one grandchildren. They met at Brigham Young University where Ralph completed his MBA and Sue a BS in microbiology with a minor in chemistry. Sue has been actively involved in the community, having served seventeen years in elective office including Orinda School District board member and Orinda City Council with two years as mayor. She currently is the president of the Orinda Community Foundation and a volunteer at the Oakland FamilySearch Library. 






Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited so register early to confirm your seat. Walk-ins will not be admitted.


CGS Members and Non-Members enjoy free admission.

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Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602

Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (PST)

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Whether you have Gold Rush ancestors or have no family connection to California, you will find extensive support for your genealogy research at the California Genealogical Society (CGS) in Oakland. The society offers research services, online indexes and databases, and a research library housing over 38,000 reference materials from California, the United States, and around the world. CGS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The library is conveniently located in Uptown Oakland, one block north of the Paramount Theatre, at 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2. We are three blocks from the 19th Street BART Station.

Phone: (510) 663-1358 

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The goal of the California Genealogical Society is to connect people to their family heritage and to promote a spirit of diversity and inclusivity for our members and patrons. The California Genealogical Society does not tolerate discrimination in any form. 


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