Learn about genetic genealogy testing at Daytona library

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Learn about genetic genealogy testing at Daytona library

Family, gender and identity are all themes explored in Celeste Ng’s best-selling mystery, “Everything I Never Told You.’’

Genetic testing can unlock family mysteries as well. Residents can get an introduction to genetic genealogy testing and how it works during a presentation from 11 a.m. noon on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library.

Allison Ryall, a genetic genealogist from the Orange County Library System, will discuss the types of tests that are available and their differences.

Participants also will learn how genealogists can use genetic genealogy along with traditional research to help people explore their ancient ancestry, find genetic relatives and discover – or solve – family mysteries.

More information on this or other programs can be obtained by calling the library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., at 386-257-6036.

Series of Programs

The genetic genealogy presentation is part of this year’s NEA Big Read program, which is intended to encourage reading through a series of community programs designed around a single book.

The Volusia County Public Library system received a $15,000 NEA Big Read grant and selected the Celeste Ng novel as its title. The Volusia County Council matched that grant with an additional $15,000.

The library system’s branches and other venues are hosting more than 130 programs such as book discussions, author talks, concerts and informative presentations based on the novel. The NEA Big Read program runs through Feb. 29.

A complete list of local events can be found at www.volusialibrary.org.

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