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Your DNA Heritage with Michelle Patient

Your DNA Heritage with Michelle Patient


  • Wed 24 Jul, 12:00pm – 1:00pm


Whare Wānanga, Central Library, Level 2, 44 Lorne Street, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

There is a lot of hype and misunderstanding around the results of DNA tests. Are the tests a waste of time? Or are they a valuable tool for family historians? In this talk Michelle will discuss what the tests can reveal. She will compare the work done by different companies and explain how the results can be useful for understanding our heritage.

Michelle's biography
Australian genealogist Michelle Patient is also a scientist, computer geek and DNA enthusiast. She grew up with a grandmother whose family stories, photographs and memorabilia sparked her life-long interest in genealogy.

In 1989 Michelle began searching for her English half-sister, and in 2005 she reconnected her mother with her birth family. Adding DNA research to her genealogy tool kit has increased the range of Michelle’s methods, revealed skeletons and broken down many brick walls.

About HeritageTalks
Are you interested in family and local history; the historical stories of New Zealand, the Pacific, and beyond? Then why not come along to one of our HeritageTalks - Waha pū-taonga and hear more about both our personal and our shared heritage? Experts in specialised fields deliver these talks and provide insight into our histories.

HeritageTalks take place at least fortnightly, in the Whare Wānanga, Level 2, Central City Library unless otherwise stated. Booking is recommended although not essential.

To book please phone Research Central on 09 890 2412 or book online:

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