This month I would like to shine a spotlight on a highly valued member of our local genealogy community: Charles Kenneth Barker. Charles has been a frequent participant at our Central Indiana DNA Interest Group [CIDIG] meetings, and I soon learned that he had founded a DNA Discussion Group himself. Seeing a need within the Indiana African American Genealogy Group, he kicked off monthly knowledge sharing sessions “to help our members and others to learn about the use of DNA testing and analysis.”
Our two DNA groups complement each other. Many individuals have attended programs at both locations, including some of our CIDIG team leaders.
I asked Charles if I could share some of his fascinating genealogy journey with readers on my blog, and he agreed.