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DNA and Family History Discussion Group

This new Special Interest Group has just started. A trial meeting was held in August, lessons were learned, and we’re ready to go ahead with a second meeting.

The Meeting Group has been formed as an opportunity to learn about DNA testing, to share experiences and to discuss possibilities and results. This is a fast moving area of family history and there’s a lot to understand so what better than a group of fellow family historians to share experiences and knowledge on how to make best use of these new tools in our research.

We are also very lucky to have the help of one of the leading speakers and researchers in the DNA and Family History field – Donna Rutherford. Donna has spoken at many family history events (you may have heard her talk at the Sandown FH Show in August), RootsTech and at the Society of Genealogists and she is the force behind the DNA Help for Genealogy (UK) Facebook Group

This is a Closed Group but I recommend you ask to Join.


The meetings will be at Colliers Wood Library, at least initially, and while this is a modern and well equipped Library it can only accommodate a Group of 16-20 people. Please be aware that I have to make a small room charge of £3 each (£5 non-ESFHS members).

The next meeting is on Saturday 30 November 2019 1-3 pm. I’m planning to include a specific element at each meeting, such as ‘Cousin-ships’ or ‘Which test do I need’ and we’ll have Discussion and Q&A with Donna’s help.

We will meet at:

Room 3, Colliers Wood Library, 105-109 High Street, Colliers Wood, SW19 2HR

Places must be booked. Please email Anne RAMON at

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