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On Saturday, April 20, the American Independence Museum will host “Using DNA in Your Family History Research,” the first of 4 workshops in its Genealogy Workshop Series, sponsored by the William W. Treat Foundation.

In this initial workshop, presented by the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), attendees will learn how DNA testing, which is becoming increasingly popular, can be used as a tool in genealogical research.

“The goal of the workshop is to explain the tests, show people what tools are available for research, and how to use them to identify ancestors and previously unknown relatives,” said the museum’s Victoria Su.

Each workshop in the series will feature experts from NEHGS, founded in 1845 and the nation’s  leading resource for family history research.

At the workshops, which take place at the museum’s Folsom Tavern in Exeter from 1-4 pm, attendees are encouraged to bring laptops and tablets. Other workshops in the series take place on June 8, September 21 and November 16.

Individual workshop fees are $20 for museum/NEHGS members and $30 for ‘not-yet’ members. Series tickets are $70 for museum/NEHGS members and $100 for ‘not-yet’ members. Tickets are available for purchase online.

Home to a world-class collection of 3,000 historic artifacts, the museum welcomes more than 5,500 visitors annually and distinguishes itself with educational school programs and events that make history fun and relevant.