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Gail Borden Library or via Zoom. 

Steve will be presenting from the library.



Finding my Biological Father: a DNA and Genealogy Case Study


presented by Steve Szabados



June 6, 2023 –9:00 – 11:30 am


Steve’s DNA results did not match the paper trail and eventually proved that his mother took a secret to her grave. His biological father was not the father he grew with, and no one was alive that could tell me who his biological father was. Steve solved the mystery and now has another family tree with its share of new family stories. Join Steve as he describes how he used DNA and traditional genealogy tools to find his new family. How would you react if you found you had a secret family?

Steve Szabados is a genealogy lecturer and author. He has been researching his ancestors since 2000 and has traced ancestors back to the 1600s in New England, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and the 1730s in Poland, Germany, Bohemia, Hungary, Slovakia, and Slovenia. He has given numerous presentations to genealogical groups and libraries in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. He has also published over fifteen genealogy books. His mission is to share his passion for Family History with as many people as he can. He is a former board member of the Polish Genealogical Society of America, and he is a genealogy volunteer at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Steve also is the genealogy columnist for the Polish American Journal.



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