“Lies, Lies, and More Lies, and DNA”
Presented by Jeffrey Vaillant
Jeffrey will first of all tell us about the research he conducted which enabled him to discover that there had been a change in the family surname.
He will then focus on his search to find a donor willing to be Y-DNA tested so that he could solve his problem.
Do you have a similar situation? Do you want a chance to compare notes about convincing potential cousins to take a DNA test? Jeffrey is an engaging speaker who will entertain you with the discussion of his journey.
Jeffrey Vaillant is Past President of the California Genealogical Society, and currently President of the Sonoma County Genealogy Society. He is an active member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and is currently working toward his professional certification.
About our Meetings:
The Genealogical Society General meetings are open to the public, with no admission fee. Feel free to drop in! Bring your friends as everyone is welcome. Come early and ask your burning genealogical questions of other members before the meeting.
We meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month, with a couple of exceptions. November's meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday, due to Thanksgiving. There is no general meeting in May, due to our Annual Picnic, nor in December, due to the holidays and our Winter Holiday Party.
Annually, several of our regularly scheduled meetings have a certain focus: April, we hold our Annual General Meeting and Elections (but there's usually a presentation also); May of each year we hold an Anniversary Celebration or Annual Picnic; and in September, we have a workshop.