Auckland Libraries: Your DNA Heritage

Your DNA Heritage with Michelle Patient

Wednesday 24 July 12pm to 1pm Free

Are the tests a waste of time? Or, are they a valuable tool for family historians? In this HeritageTalk, Michelle Patient will discuss what the tests can reveal.

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There is a lot of hype and misunderstanding about 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 Patient
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.


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