Botts Hall, Albuquerque Special Collections Library
423 Central NE, Albuquerque, NM
(NW corner of Edith and Central)
The New Mexico Genealogical Society
After our regular program on August 15, 2009, (“Researching the Courthouse III: Vitals” by Dr. William Litchman, certified genealogist) the New Mexico Genealogical Society will present Dr. Wesley Sutton. He will speak for approximately 15 minutes on “Heritage Genetics of Spanish Americans in the American Southwest”.
Dr. Sutton collected DNA samples from New Mexicans in 2003 as part of his research for his Ph.D. dissertation. He will discuss his findings in a short presentation, and will answer questions from the audience.
Men and women of Spanish ancestry are encouraged to contribute DNA to Dr. Sutton’s ongoing study. This will be done through a simple check scrape using a cotton swab. Persons taking part in the study are requested, but not required, to bring a pedigree chart or other documentation showing your ancestry.
This is a group study. Individual results will not be discussed.
The August 15th program will begin with Dr. William Litchman’s presentation at 10:30 AM. Dr. Sutton will speak afterwards at approximately 12 noon that day. Please join us for both presentations.