Monday, September 13, 2021

Register for Webinar Wednesday - Were they Orphans at all? DNA and the Orphan Train: Finding Kathryn’s Family by Nancy Gavin Koester


Kathryn Paulus was an orphan train rider. Using modern techniques, can we find her family and answer the question — were they orphans after all?

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About the presenter

NancyKoester-144x144Nancy Gavin Koester is a Western NY native, having grown up in Hamburg, NY. She has been involved in genealogy for over 40 years, starting at the age of 13. Nancy has been a professional genealogist for over 25 years. She has a certificate in Genealogical research from Boston University, a certificate in Irish History from Trinity College in Dublin, and certificates in Advanced Genetic Genealogy and Irish Genealogy I and II from the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Nancy has taught numerous lectures on DNA and genealogy, as well as teaching adult education classes. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, interim Vice-President of the Western New York Genealogical Society, a member of the Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society, and a member of the New York State Genealogical and Biographical Society. Nancy and her husband Dan raised six children on their farm in Eden, where they raise hops.

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The webinar will be live on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at:

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