Genetic Genealogy: Using DNA Testing to Advance Genealogical Research

Genetic Genealogy: Using DNA Testing to Advance Genealogical Research


Come to the Preble County Room on Saturday, November 9th from 2-4p p.m. for a walkthrough of genealogy and DNA testing with Dr. Michael L. Robinson.

If you are interested in doing DNA testing on yourself or family members and have no idea where to start, or what to do with the information once you have it, this is the seminar for you. We will start with a brief introduction to basic human genetics and how DNA testing can support genealogical investigation. 

Although many people have taken the AncestryDNA® test, most have no idea how to use the power of this test to support or refute ancestry documentation. Together, we will explore some of the features of AncestryDNA® and learn how to use DNA testing to gain insights into ancestry.


About Dr. Robinson

Dr. Michael L. Robinson comes from an unbroken line of eight generations in Ohio. Dr. Robinson turned his childhood passion for genealogy into a successful academic career in genetic research. Only recently has Dr. Robinson started combining his 40 year interest in genealogy with his expertise in genetics. Dr. Robinson completed an undergraduate degree at Purdue University, received his PhD from the University of South Carolina and completed postdoctoral training at Baylor College of Medicine. After spending nine years in the Department of Pediatrics at Ohio State University, Dr. Robinson returned to his roots in southwest Ohio.  He currently runs a research lab studying eye development and retina regeneration while teaching genetics at Miami University in Oxford, OH.  


Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 2:00pm

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