Welcome to the Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan. The Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan is a non-denominational organization focusing on genealogical research in all thirty-two counties of the Emerald Isle. The society is open to everyone! 

Saturday,  May 21, 2022
Monthly Virtual Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:30 pm ZOOM
DNA Demystified - Part 2
Presented by Richard Handley
Next Zoom Meeting: Saturday, 21 May @1:30pm.
Please join us when our own Rich Handley will present, “DNA Demystified – Part 2”. Part 2 will reveal what the tests provide and how the results can be used to discover new relatives and build out your family tree.
The previous session focused on providing an easy-to-understand foundation on DNA and its role in inheritance. It was especially helpful to persuade some who have not yet taken the plunge into DNA because it feels too complicated. Terminology and basic concepts were covered as was an explanation of how DNA testing is performed.
Richard is a proud alumnus of Wayne State University,having received a BS and PhD in Chemistry from WSU. As an outgrowth of his graduate work, he is co-founded Lumigen, Inc. a chemical/biotech company in Southfield, Michigan that has become one of the world’s leading suppliers of light-producing chemicals to the medical testing and DNA analysis industries.
His experience at Lumigen introduced him to the study of methods of analyzing DNA.
An avid amateur genealogist for over 30 years, he is an enthusiastic proponent of genetic genealogy. Richard is currently a member of the Irish Genealogy Society of Michigan, the Polish Genealogy Society of Michigan, the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, and the DNA Special Interest Group of the Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County. You may recognize him as a regular columnist and as editor of our own newsletter, "The Irish Tree"
This will be a ZOOM presentation.  Details will  be emailed before meeting date.