Identifying Native American Ancestors Through Genetic Testing

March 30th, 2017 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor

Lynn Moore McCreery is genealogist for the First Illinois Company and Kentucky Trace Company of The Jamestowne Society, registrar for the Colonial Dames of America, and genetic genealogist for the Western United Cherokee. Using modern DNA testing, she finds the place where oral history and science meet in identifying Native American / First Nation peoples’ lines of descent. Lynn works with Mexican and South American clients whose primary ethnicity is Native American. She attended the National Institute of Genealogy Studies in Canada and lives and works in the Shawnee National Forest. To book a lecture or propose a research project, write her at P.O. Box #97 –Ozark, IL 62972 or email

S442, “Identifying Native American Ancestors Through Genetic Testing,” 2:30 pm, Saturday, 13 May 2017

Join Lynn for an informative session on identifying Native American ancestry through DNA. According to Lynn, families in American for ten or more generations are more than 50% likely to have a Native American ancestor. Find out more about Lynn’s experiences with researching Native American ancestry, and how it can apply to your family in this session.