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DNA Workshop

October 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



On Friday, October 11th, the Jonesborough Genealogical Society will host Scherry Poore Lesanto, an experienced DNA researcher and teacher and JGS member, for a FREE workshop on DNA research at the Washington County- Jonesborough Library, 200 Sabin Dr., Jonesborough from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Scherry Lesanto is a Missionary and Family History Consultant for the Las Vegas Family Search Library. She teaches classes on DNA and Genetic Genealogy at the Las Vegas Family Search Library, as well as, gives presentations at genealogical society venues and fairs in Nevada and Tennessee.

Scherry was born in East Tennessee, among a lot of history and over 300 years of ancestry located in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. She worked for the FBI as a record researcher in Washington, D.C. She was part owner of a construction business in Massachusetts and worked for the Department of Health and Human Services for over 20 years.

Scherry began her DNA research, when she obtained her 88-year-old father’s DNA, which started the ball rolling for Genetic Genealogy Research and the study of DNA for 11+ years. Scherry manages 38 DNA kits including her family trees; plus helps to monitor 20+ more at several DNA sites. Scherry is not an expert in DNA analysis but can give you helpful information to get you started and guide you in the interpretation of your results.

The Jonesborough Genealogical Society requests that RSVPs are made for a seat at this workshop, so materials and space will be available to accommodate as many people who want to attend. Space may not be available on the day of workshop, so please do not just show up at the door. RSVP to Chad Bailey, JGS President, at (423) 791-8295 or email at info@jgstn.org. This is a one of a kind workshop, and we hope you will enjoy it.

For more information on the Jonesborough Genealogical Society, please visit our website at jgstn.org or on facebook.


October 11, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Downtown Jonesborough
116 W Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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