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Dancing with Reindeer: Discovering My Nordic Family with the Help of DNA
November 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Do you have an ancestor whose story has lived in your imagination for years? Has it become a passion of yours to discover if that story is real or fiction?
Armed with a lifetime of family stories, letters, and U.S. created documents; Jeanne Bayer felt like she all her ducks in a row to begin her search. She quickly discovered that Nordic/Scandinavian family history research has some unique difficulties, including a language barrier and an unusual naming system. After coming up empty with her search, Jeanne turned to DNA testing. Discover how DNA revealed her Finnish ancestors’ past – a past, undocumented in the paper trail she generated throughout her life in America.
Presented by: Jeanne Bayer