What’s All the Fuss About DNA? An Introduction to Genetic Genealogy

What’s All the Fuss About DNA? An Introduction to Genetic Genealogy with Genealogist Linda Harms Okazaki

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PST
Instructor: Linda Harms Okazaki
Connect via Zoom; login provided upon registration
$20 Center Members, $25 General Public


Are you thinking about purchasing a DNA kit? Not sure which brand to buy? Wondering how the results can help you with your genealogy? Overwhelmed with the data? Join Linda Harms Okazaki as she presents an introductory discussion about genetic genealogy. This basic course is designed for those who are new to DNA. Attendees will learn about the most common brands of test, the types of tests available, interpreting the results, and connecting with potential relatives. Additionally, ethics and privacy concerns will be discussed. We will briefly touch upon third party sites, but these will not be the focus of this introductory lecture.

About Linda Harms Okazaki:

Linda Harms Okazaki is a fourth-generation Californian who is passionate about teaching Nikkei to research, document, and share their personal family histories. She presented JCCCNC’s “Your Family, Your History” Japanese American genealogy series in 2020. Linda has been researching her husband’s Japanese ancestry since 2012. A charter member of the Nikkei Genealogical Society, she has served as a research consultant for Ancestry’s Progenealogists and Densho’s Digital Genealogy Series. Her column, “Finding Your Nikkei Roots,” is published bimonthly in the Nichi Bei Weekly. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speaker’s Guild. Linda currently serves as the past president of the California Genealogical Society.

Ms. Okazaki holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and a Master of Arts degree in Education.

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Oct 20 2021


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Online Via Zoom

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