October 18, 2022 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm America/New York Timezone

Bergen Community College, Institute for Learning in Retirement (55+), 4-Week Course ($)
DNA 101: Researching Your Family
 [Tree IR-724]
Tuesdays, Online: 18 October, 25 October, 1 November, and 15 November

Time: 12:30–2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Fred J. Voss

More people are using DNA testing as part of their genealogical research. This course focuses on the basics: why you might want to take a DNA test, which DNA tests and testing companies are there, how to interpret your DNA results, and what to do next. This course is sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Bergen County.

Note: This course is a paid multi-week course (fee) conducted online through the Bergen Community College Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR). The course offers an in-depth and hands-on look at the topic and allows for interaction with the presenter as well as other students. For more information and fees, please see the Fall 2022 catalog, https://ilr.bergen.edu/courses/

Fred J. Voss is a professional genealogist, researcher, and educator. He is a Trustee and Education Chair for the Genealogical Society of Bergen County and is a certificate holder of the Boston University Genealogical Research Certification program (OL13). He is a popular and sought after speaker in the tri-state area. His lectures have been featured at the New York Public Library, the Genealogical Society of Bergen County, the Monmouth Genealogical Society, the Passaic County Genealogical Club, the German Genealogical Society, and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island.

He teaches Introductory Genealogy and DNA and Genealogy at Bergen County Community College in Paramus, New Jersey. He also volunteers as an educator at Ellis Island, leading both historical and photographic tours of the abandoned hospitals on the south side of the island (SaveEllisIsland.org).