The Villages Genealogical Society

Adoption & Mystery Kin SIG

General Information
Marcella Zorn
Bill Canavan
Hello, my name is Marcella Zorn and I'm the coordinator of the Adoption & Mystery Kin Special Interest Group. Bill Canavan is the SIG's co-coordinator. We meet the first Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All meetings are virtual using the Zoom platform. For the most up-to-date information on meeting dates and topics, check the Coming Events page on our website. If you have any questions about this SIG send me an email and I'll respond as quickly as I can. 
The purpose of this group is to educate and guide members in their search for unknown family members, both recent and in the more distant past, using both DNA and traditional genealogical research, utilizing:‚Äč
• Instruction and advice for making contact with DNA matches 
• Techniques and third-party tools for use with DNA 
• Social media and online directories for finding living people 
• Newspaper databases and other tools for traditional genealogy 
• Mutual support network for those seeking birth families.
Note: This will NOT be a research service, but rather we will teach members to do the searching themselves. 
You must be a member of The Villages Genealogical Society to participate in our meetings. If you are not a member but would like to be, visit the VGSFL Membership page on our website for information and to join online.

Our Meetings
1st Tuesday of the Month

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