Ron Griffin – DNA Testing for Genealogy

October Meeting Monday, October 21, 2013 7:30 PM

The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, October 21, 7:30 pm at the Federal Point History Center, 1121- A North Lake Park Blvd., adjacent to Carolina Beach Town Hall.

This month Ron Griffin will be doing a presentation on DNA Testing for Genealogy. His talk will be a follow up to another presentation he made 6 years ago. There will be a brief review of genealogy in general and also a discussion of the 1940 Federal Census before getting into the main subject.

Ron served 4 years in the Air Force during the Korean War period. After earning his engineering degrees from Rutgers and MIT, he spent the next 34 years working in the aerospace engineering industry at locations in Southern California and Silver Spring, MD before retiring in 1994 and relocating to Kure Beach in 1995.Genes

Ron has been a member of the Society for over 15 years. He has served as Director, President and member of the Cemetery Committee. He also volunteers at the History Center from time to time.

Ron has been researching his own family history for over 25 years. He occasionally helps others with their research and has, in the past assisted two of our members with their applications for membership in the UDC.