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State Library and Archives Hosting Workshop on Genealogy Research
(Published: May 11, 2011)

As seen on numerous popular television shows, DNA testing has revolutionized the way that crimes are solved. Now, DNA testing is the newest tool in genealogy research and the topic of the Tennessee State Library and Archives’ (TSLA) next public services workshop.

On June 18 at the State Library and Archives building, J. Mark Lowe will explain DNA fundamentals, how to use DNA to conduct research and how to confirm results in his class “Understanding the Basics of DNA Testing for Genealogical Research.”

Working from Robertson County, Lowe has risen to national prominence in the field of genealogy. While serving as an instructor at the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research at Samford University, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in Utah and the RIGS Alliance at the National Archives, he still makes time to research in the Southeast and volunteer for TSLA.

“DNA testing has become a major new tool for genealogists