David Barnes and Shauna Hicks in partnership with the Bribie Island Library are pleased to announce the formation of a community interest group – DNA for Genealogists The Group will meet at the Bribie Island Library on the third Thursday of each month from 5.00pm to 7:30 pm.

The meetings will view Webinar’s from Legacy Family Tree DNA, U-Tube videos from renown international DNA Genealogists, discuss the latest releases from the DNA Testing companies and other third-party providers plus some good old “show and tell”. The group will also participate in discussions to assist participants with their own DNA family history research and celebrate their successes.

David Barnes tutors a Bribie U3A Course in “Exploring DNA and DNA Testing Companies” which is again available in Term 2. He has presented at numerous MBRC libraries during National Family History Month and is an active member of the Genealogical Society of Queensland’s DNA Special Interest Group.

Shauna Hicks tutors an Advanced Family History course at Bribie U3A and is a well-known speaker and author of numerous family history research guides. She is a retired archivist and librarian who has been doing her own family history since 1977.

Shauna is a Fellow of the Queensland Family History Society and won the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations award for services to family history in 2009.

Enquiries to David Barnes –