Daniel Boone Chapter Meeting

The next meeting of the Daniel Boone Chapter of the West Virginia SAR will be held on Saturday September 16, 2017 at 11am in the Archives and History Library at the WV Culture Center in Charleston, WV.

There will be a special presentation at this meeting by Compatriot James M. Owston, “Next Generation DNA Testing”.

More about James M. Owston:

Prompted by an eighth grade assignment to construct a family tree, Jim Owston has been interested in collecting genealogical and historical data for over 45 years. In 2008, he began his interest in genetic genealogy and currently manages the Owston/Ouston One-Name Study and DNA Project. The project, which analyzes both Y-DNA and autosomal DNA, sports 43 members. Over 50 members of his extended family have had their DNA tested.

Owston served on the Genetic Genealogy Standards Committee and is a member of the International Society of Genetic Genealogists, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, the Guild of One-Name Studies, Mensa, and numerous other local, regional, and national genealogical organizations.

Owston holds a doctorate (Ed.D.) and educational specialist (Ed.S.) in Leadership Studies from Marshall University in addition to masters’ degrees from the West Virginia Graduate College and WVU, and bachelors’ degrees from Kentucky Christian University and Mountain State University. Owston’s internationally recognized doctoral dissertation on West Virginia higher education utilized historical research as one of the multiple research methods that he employed.

Owston is currently the dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and an Associate Professor of mass communication at Alderson Broaddus University. He is a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Journal for Marketing in Higher Education.

We hope to see you at our meeting on September 16, 2017 at 11am in the WV Archives at the WV Culture Center.