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DNA: Rights and Wrongs: The Ethical Side of Testing

Join other fellow genealogy enthusiasts!

When to
Where Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
A Legacy webinar by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL.

Whose permission is needed to test a child or an adult unable to consent? Who owns our DNA? What can one disclose about a cousin who has tested? What are the rules of the road for these ethical challenges facing genealogists interested in using DNA evidence as part of their family history research? Learn some of the ethical rules that can guide genealogists through many if not most of the situations in which  they  find themselves.
A genealogist with a law degree, Judy G. Russell is a lecturer, educator and writer who enjoys helping others understand a wide variety of genealogical issues, including the interplay between genealogy and the law. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science and journalism from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and a law degree from Rutgers School of Law-Newark, and holds Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer credentials from the Board for Certification of Genealogists where she serves as a member of the Board of Trustees.
The Genealogical Society of Broward County (GSBC) meets monthly at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library on the first Sunday of every month except when there is a holiday. Meetings begin with an open lab from noon to 1:15  PM. The open lab is followed by a general meeting at 1:30 PM with the program presentation beginning at 2 PM in room 2053.  All meetings are open to the public. Visit www.gsbcfl.org for more information about GSBC. Parking $1.00/hour on the first level of the parking garage.

Meetings are free and open to the public.