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June 2024 Meeting – Hybrid – Persevere! Finding the Impossible Ancestor, With or Without DNA by Kate Peace

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hybrid Meeting.  Please check back closer to the event for Registration information.

Using both record sources and additional resources that many people will not be familiar with, the speaker was able to first trace her great-grandfather’s mother in Scotland. With no clues regarding the paternity of her son, the speaker turned to DNA analysis, using Y-DNA data from her Father. The family had always assumed they were Scottish.

After two and a half years, the speaker was able to identify the exact man who fathered her great-grandfather…. and it turns out he was from Ireland, having gone over to Scotland for work. The speaker has since learned more about her Irish roots using both DNA data and corroborating records.

Kate Peace

Kate Peace is a member of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society, and former Vice President.


June 14
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Brandeis University, Mandel Center for the Humanities, Rm. G3
415 South St
Waltham, MA 02453 United States
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