Next meeting, Nov. 22 at 7:30 pm: DNA and Genetic Genealogy


On November 22, 2016, Nora Galvin will present a program on DNA and Genetic Genealogy. DNA is the one way to be absolutely sure you are related to someone. This basic lecture introduces the three types of tests done for genetic genealogy, explains what can be learned from each and who should be tested. Information is provided about the three major US companies and what tests they provide.


A former biology teacher and laboratory scientist, Nora started a full-time genealogy business in 2005. She specializes in Connecticut research, Irish research and genetic genealogy. Nora is active in local genealogy societies and regional professional organizations and was awarded the postnomial “Certified Genealogist” in 2014.

The meeting will be held at The Orchards at Southington in their second floor community room at 7:30 pm. There is no admission charge and no obligation to become a member. No reservations are necessary. The facility is handicapped accessible with an elevator.

The Southington Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization located in central Connecticut that promotes the accurate recording, research and preservation of family history. The society regularly meets at 7:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month, except December, at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart Street, Southington, Connecticut. For more information, contact the society at and


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