Adventures with DNA: How a Simple Test Led Two LDS Women on Strange but Blessed Journeys of Discovery In this session, two friends who met after having their DNA tested to determine their genetic genealogies will present how these cutting-edge discoveries have radically altered their perspectives on who they are and about the diverse ‘tribes’ we all carry in our DNA. Even more surprising to them, however, has been the way their follow-up research has opened up new spiritual and historical understandings of LDS origins. Were there Sephardic Jews and Melungeons among early LDS and colonial American leaders? What is the significance of these ancestral tribes in Mormonism today? Do you have hidden Sephardic or Melungeon ancestry? If you’re interested in learning about what could possibly be a major spirit- and mind-expanding adventure, come to this session!
Marylee Mitcham, Joanna S. Briscoe