It should not be a surprise that my first guest author, Bernadette Inclan is my best friend, outside my husband. I have known Bernadette since 1982 when we met in San Antonio. Bernadette and my husband are the two individuals that encouraged me to write my life story.
A popular trend today is having your DNA tested with one of the many services available (i.e. AncestryDNA, 23and MeDNA, etc.). For a small fee, they analyze it and run the results through a huge database. They provide you the results of your genetic ancestry. Most people take the report after reading it, file it away somewhere.
Bernadette took it a step further. She made a study of her results and solved the puzzle of how the traces of DNA from several areas of the world became her heritage. With her interest in her family’s genealogy, she was able to confirm what she had previously researched.
I invite you to read her piece, “My Excursion into DNA”.
Bernadette Inclan has been a Medical Laboratory Professional for 40 plus years who lives and works in Phoenix, AZ. She is a part-time writer, whose interests lie in family history and genealogy. Her articles are published in Somos Primos, the on-line genealogical magazine. Her family has deep roots in the Americas. She is a descendant of the Conquistadors and pioneers, of New Spain, New Mexico, San Antonio, Texas, and Louisiana.
Bernadette has undergraduate degree in Cytology from Incarnate Word College in San Antonio, Texas. She did her Internship at the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, graduating in 1970. In 1981 she received a second undergraduate degree in Sociology from University of Texas San Antonio. She continued her graduate work at Texas State University ( formerly Southwest Texas State University).
Bernadette is married and has two grown boys and a granddaughter. She looks forward to her retirement where she will have more time for her love of reading and writing.