Residents Urged To Use Caution As Heavy Rains Bring Flash Flood Warning

Beginning DNA For Genealogy Seminar Set For Saturday

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A “Beginning DNA for Genealogy” seminar will be held at the Northgate Library this Saturday from 10  a. m.-noon.  Donna White-Dropkin, a professional genealogist with more than 20 years’ experience will present a workshop on using your DNA in genealogy research. 

She will cover: why do DNA testing, types of DNA testing, companies for DNA testing, interpreting results and next steps.

Dr. White-Dropkin first saw the possibilities of DNA in 2007 by recruiting a male cousin for a Y-DNA surname study.   She has studied genealogy at the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research at Birmingham, Al. and Athens, Ga., and at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Her most recent coursework in January 2018 was "Establishing Genealogical Proof with DNA."

A participant in Pro Gen 34, an online study group for professional genealogists, she is also a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She manages DNA tests at all the major DNA genealogy testing sites and is still trying to find two "pesky great-great-grandparents."




Center For Creative Arts Hosts 18th Annual Chattanooga Dances!

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Hamilton County Under Flash Flood Warning As Heavy Rains Continue

Heavy rains throughout Monday brought water over many Hamilton County roads and into some businesses. The front area of the Mapco in the 8100 block of Standifer Gap Road was a small lake. The Sheriff's Office said, "Drivers in the Middle Valley and East Brainerd Road areas are encouraged to avoid driving in low lying areas. All drivers should exercise caution. "Drivers ... (click for more)

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Officials of the Mountain City Club are considering sale of the property at Eighth and Chestnut to a developer. Dan Saieed, club president, said the board was approached by developer Byron Defoor with an offer for the property. He said the club is facing declining membership and extreme  financial issues so is considering the offer. The Defoor group developed the nearby ... (click for more)

Why I'm Voting Republican And So Should You

For much of my life, the commitment to the Democratic Party has puzzled me. I was raised to analyze both sides of issues and to make an intelligent decision based upon that information. The values of self-reliance, hard work, and individual liberty that I grew up with were the same American values that have made this country exceptional. As I have grown older, I have witnessed ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UT’s Genius Stroke

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