By Josh Arntz
The Dickson Herald

Published June 4, 2013

DNA testing helped Vivian Y. Stuart, a family historian, trace her roots back 70,000 years and connect with distant relatives across the country.

Stuart presented her DNA testing results during the 13th annual Promise Land Festival’s genealogy workshop Friday afternoon at the Promise Land Church. The workshop served as a pre−festival event educating attendees in the basics of family history research.

Stuart concluded the workshop with her DNA presentation, and noted the importance of “real deep genealogy research” detailed by the first three speakers.

“Before you get into really doing DNA studies you really need to have a good idea about, I call it ‘mind and legwork research,'” Stuart said. “So knowing all of that is so important before you really get into the DNA studies, because you still have to always go back.”

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