Lydiard House to host talk about tracing family history with DNA

By Barrie Hudson - 6 March 2023

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  • DNA helped to identify the remains of Richard III, which were found beneath a Leicester car park

    DNA helped to identify the remains of Richard III, which were found beneath a Leicester car park

'How Genealogists Use DNA' is the title of a talk to be given at Lydiard House on Wednesday, 19 April at 7pm.

It is the first of this year's talks in the ongoing series held by the Friends of Lydiard House.

A spokesperson said: "Have you ever thought about having your DNA tested?  What might you discover?  Sonia St John, whose research into the St John family of Lydiard Tregoze has brought so many intriguing stories to light, provides a layman’s guide to DNA testing from a family historian’s perspective.

"Using data from the St. John family in the early 17th century and up to the present day, Sonia shows how family connections can be proven.  She also references the famous case of identifying the body of Richard III.

"This will be the first of our 2023 talks and the ticket price includes a glass of wine or a soft drink if preferred."

Tickets can be booked via https://www.friendsoflydiardpark.org.uk/events/how-genealogists-use-dna/ 

 

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