6:30 p.m. 4371 E. Board St. CML - Local History & Genealogy Library
Kelli Bergheimer and Gerry met online quite by accident. Gerry had watched an online speaker named Kelli talk about DNA. Gerry contacted Bergheimer thinking she was "that Kelli" and quickly discovered she had the wrong person. Being a professional genealogist, Bergheimer told Gerry she was willing to help her. Gerry needed DNA results help, but she also needed to organize all of the information she had on Ancestry, Family Tree DNA, GedMatch, and later 23andMe. Thus began their journey to find Gerry’s biological father.
Kelli’s presentation will include:
1. Teach how to methodically organize your DNA test results.
2. Teach how to isolate mom's family from dad's family and how to use common genealogical research
methods to narrow down the list of "suspects."
3. Show the advantage of testing at all three DNA testing companies with the aid of spreadsheets and
About Kelli: Kelli Bergheimer is a writer, teacher, editor, small business owner, and nature photographer. Her love for genealogy derived organically from her organizational and archivist role in her own family. Kelli holds a Master’s in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, a Master’s in Business Management, and is pursuing a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Currently, Kelli runs three small businesses—Writers Etc. (a K-12 math and science textbook editing company), Geo-Centric Learning, (a geography-based middle school curriculum company), and Mess on the Desk, (a genealogical organization company with an accompanying blog, YouTube channel, and online store). Kelli is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speaker's Guild.