Finding Daniel McCormick: Using DNA to Find An Immigrant Ancestor’s Irish Origin

Thursday, June 15 from 03:00pm EDT - 04:00pm EDT
via Zoom
Presented By Janet Hall Werner, J.D.
Sponsored by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

Finding Daniel McCormick is a free, online event held via Zoom.

This lecture will provide a case study in how to use DNA analysis, coupled with traditional genealogical research, to find the ancestral village of Daniel McCormick. Daniel was an Irish Famine immigrant into New York City and he and his family lived in Flushing, New York, for many years.  

About the Presenter

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Janet Hall Werner grew up in Western New York and received her B.A. in Political Science from SUNY Fredonia. After college, Janet moved to the Washington, D.C., area to work on Capitol Hill. She then obtained a law degree from the University of Virginia and worked in government relations in Washington, D.C., for 25 years. About seven years ago, Janet became a professional genealogist. She is a graduate of ProGen and has attended several institutes at GRIP and SLIG. She is on the board of the Fairfax (VA) Genealogical Society (FxGS) and leads FxGS’s Genetic Genealogy (DNA) SIG. Additional information can be found on her website:

Program Support

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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