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The Ozarks Genealogical Society (OGS) presents a one day DNA Seminar Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at the Schweitzer United Methodist Church, 2747 East Sunshine, Springfield, Missouri.

The instructor, Patti Lee Hobbs, a Certified Genealogist,. holds a BA degree in biology. She is a lifetime OGS member and works part-time as a professional genealogist. She works occasionally in the Local History and Genealogy department at the Springfield-Greene County Library.

Hobbs instructs on the use and analysis of DNA testing and how it complements traditional genealogical research in original records. She has presented numerous workshops locally and regionally. She also teaches at the week-long Practical Genetic Genealogy course at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and will be teaching in a DNA course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at its new location in Athens, Georgia.

Sessions include:  An Overview of Genetic Genealogy;  Researching the Patrilineal and Matrilineal Lines through Y-DNA and Mt-DNA Testing; Autosomal DNA: Testing for All Genealogical Lines;

Autosomal DNA Data: Working the Results; and An Invaluable Tool for Autosomal DNA Analysis

The seminar begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. The cost of the seminar is $25 and optional lunch for an additional $7.  In order to receive the syllabus and order lunch, you must register by March 5. Additional seminar details, a registration form or online registration is available at the OGS website: For other questions call 417.883.0692.