Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Genealogical Society of SR County APR 21

Ida Dena Ranelson & William Gow (standing)

Our next meeting is on the horizon, and I hope you can attend. Genetic Genealogist, Kristina Clever, will be presenting the program on how to use our DNA data to discover and document our ancestors and relatives. I am very excited about this presentation, and you should be, too. (I have spent more than 30 years searching for the Norwegian parentage of my great grandfather, and my greatest hope is that DNA can help me find who there were and where he was born.) Please come if you can.

We meet at the Santa Rosa County Genealogy Library Building at 10 AM on Saturday, April 21.  Sincerely, Gayle Cowley

6275 Dogwood Drive
Milton, FL 32570
(850) 981-READ (7323)

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Kristina Clever, Genetic Genealogist

 Family Tree and DNA Consultant

After listening to my mom’s amazing stories about researching her ancestors, I started researching my paternal family tree in 1986. After interviewing my grandparents, I realized just how little I knew about them and the struggles they had experienced. My grandfather’s dad died when my grandfather was only 9 months old, and my Aunt Shirley was from grandpa’s first marriage.
Ole Helmer Rude and Olaug Therese Fladaas – Norwegian Immigrants

My grandmother’s first language was Norwegian, and her mom died when my grandmother was just 5 years old and two of her younger sisters were given up for adoption. I was fascinated and wanted to know more. Who were grandpa’s paternal ancestors? What happened to my grandmother’s younger sisters? How did my ancestors come to the US? What were their lives like? And thus…a hobby was born.DNA and Answers

Continuing the Road to DNA and Family Discovery

My passion for DNA and experience with DNA analysis and family research led to becoming a Genetic Genealogist and an unofficial “Search Angel” helping others discover their biological family. If you are looking to unravel the secrets your DNA holds, I have the knowledge and skills to help you. By combining your DNA results with reviewing family trees of your DNA matches and researching relevant documents to confirm the accuracy of those trees, I can help you build your own genetic ancestry tree. I am member of the National Genealogical Society and Association of Professional Genealogists and currently working towards certification through the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

I look forward to seeing you on the 21st!

Sincerely, Gayle Cowley