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Bernard Meisner

Bernard Meisner

Connecting Your DNA With Genealogy


    Use of DNA as a genealogical tool is growing exponentially, although DNA is not a “silver bullet.”  By means of case studies you'll learn how it can be used to identify new family lines and confirm the results of traditional record-based research.

    In this presentation, discover how to incorporate the results of DNA tests to your genealogical research. Learn how to interpret your ethnicity estimate, become familiar with relevant terms applicable to genealogy, determine how to set realistic research goals using DNA matches, and understand the steps to achieve those goals.

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022
Steve Radack Community Center

18650 Clay Road

Meet & Greet: 10:00 AM
Program Begins: 10:30 AM



    Bernard Meisner is a genealogist and lecturer based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He began researching his family over 30 years ago and enjoys sharing lessons from that experience, including his mistakes. Although he knew only one grandparent (his maternal grandfather), he has successfully identified all of his great-great grandparents, as well as several triple- and quadruple- great grandparents and more. He is a past-president of the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society, a co- leader of the Dallas Genealogical Society’s German SIG, and a member of the Texas State and National Genealogical Societies.

    Bernard earned a B.S. in physics/German from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in meteorology from the University of Hawaii. He has completed coursework of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, the Texas Institute of Genealogical Research, and many courses in Irish, German, and Pennsylvania Research, Digital Research Skills, and Practical Genetic Genealogy at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh.

Program will be in-person, and via Zoom, unless otherwise stated.

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