Sunday Chase County Museum program to host genealogy speaker

The Chase County Museum will be hosting genealogist Kaylene Silvester this Sunday at 2 p.m.
    She will be presenting a program called “Finding Your Roots.”
    During her talk, Silvester will include nine different strategies for researching a family tree.
    One of those searches involved her having three different DNA tests performed. She will be explaining the differences and benefits of each.
    She would like attendees to bring their genealogies Sunday if they have them.
    “If you have hit a brick wall, I might be able to give you some ideas,” she said.

Speaker background
    Silvester was raised in Chase County by her parents Arthur L. (Bill) and Oneta Kimberling Silvester.
    She graduated from Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins and worked in Greeley and Denver, Colorado, as well as Oakland, California, she said.
    “I retired back to the family farm five years ago and continued my education, receiving a Doctorate in Natural Medicine last year,” said Silvester.
    She has been doing genealogy research since the early 70s.
    “My family roots in this county go back to Vinton and Harriet Freeland Kimberling who homesteaded here in 1887 with their five children,” she said.

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