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Documents + DNA + Methods + Luck, Combining Tools to Find Biological Family

September 7 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm EDT

FGS Meeting

Meeting is a hybrid meeting. Elizabeth Gomoll will be presenting via webinar in the Beech Conference Room in the Florida History and Genealogy Library at the John F. Germany Public Library. Alternately, you can attend via Zoom webinar.

900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Finding an adopted child’s biological family is especially challenging for genealogists. This presentation uses a success story to show how good methodology combined with document research and DNA matches (plus a dose of good luck) finally put to rest a decades-old question.


Below is the event itinerary (all times are Eastern timezone):

10:00 – 10:15 – Greetings and sign-in (in-person)

10:15 – 10:25 – Opening remarks and society news

10:25 – 10:50 – DNA Special Interest Group by Jean Sanner, FGS Tampa

10:50 – 10:55 – Break 

10:55 – 11:00 – Door prize, recap society news 

11:00 – 12:00 – Featured speaker

Our Speaker

Elizabeth Williams Gomoll 

Inspired by the television mini-series Roots, Elizabeth Williams Gomoll began researching her family in 1977. Then she began researching her friends’ families and attending workshops, conferences, and institutes. Those decades of study and experience helped her earn her Certified Genealogist credential from the Board for Certification of Genealogists. ​Liz is a popular presenter for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. She …

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