So, know the territory your ancestors lived in and the history of the counties. Always check to see if previous counties left records and if historical and genealogical societies have focused on that previous history.
Ancestral Wanderer subject of Lunch and Learn on May 10
The Georgia Archives Lunch and Learn topic for May 10 will be “The Ancestral Wanderer: In Search of a New Beginning.” The speaker will be Dr. Nydia Hanna, Ph.D., professor, pharmacist and genetic genealogist. The event is at noon and is free, but bring your own lunch. For further information, call 678-364-3710, or check GeorgiaArchives.org. For more on the speaker, see the website for the Association of Professional Genealogists at apgen.org.
Living DNA update
After mentioning LivingDNA in last week’s column, I received a clarification on test takers/customers: “The majority of Living DNA’s customer base comes from the United States with 51% of total sales, followed by the UK (United Kingdom) at 29%, Australia at 6%, EU (European Union) at 6%, Canada at 4%, New Zealand at 1% and the rest of the world at under 3%. Living DNA’s laboratory, Aksogen, is based in Atlanta.” See LivingDNA.com for more.