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African American SIG: “Using DNA Tests to Identify Enslaved Parents”
Monday, October 24
African American SIG: “Using DNA Tests to Identify Enslaved Parents”
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
ZOOM Meeting - Registration Required

This presentation by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson is based on “Parents for Isaac Garrett of Laurens County, South Carolina: DNA Corroborates Oral Tradition,” which won the National Genealogical Society Quarterly’s 2021 Award for Excellence. NGSQ,108(June 2020):85-112. The lecture will focus on the decision points involved in planning DNA tests and integrating the results into the proof argument set forth in the article.

For inquiries about the African American Genealogy group, contact Laura Wickstead,
Speaker Bio: LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson worked as a tax lawyer for 35 years before retiring from a partner-level position at Ernst & Young in 2013. She is now an author, lecturer, teacher, Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical LecturerSM. In 2021, she was elected as the 170th Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists, the independent honorary society of the leading published scholars in the field of American genealogy. Founded in 1940, the ASG is limited to fifty life-time members designated as Fellows. For more information, visit her website.
Caption: Mother and child, Little Rock, Ark. 1937-8.  Library of Congress