EAST Lancashire people looking for their ancestors can find out how to use DNA kits in their research tomorrow.

It will be the subject of a talk at Blackburn and Darwen Family History Society’s meeting at 7.30pm.

Rodney Brackstone will give a lecture and take questions on the topic of ‘The use of DNA in family history research' at its monthly meeting at Ewood Park Working Men’s Club on Bolton Road, Blackburn.

The society’s information officer John Collins said: “This should be of great interest given the number of DNA research packages available on the market these days.

“Mr Brackstone will be able to give a realistic assessment of how much use these kits are.

“He will be able to tell people what they can and cannot do.

“There is a big interest in family history at the moment with popular TV programmes such as ‘Who do You Think You are’ and ‘Long Lost Families’.

“He will tell those present how to use DNA kits as a tool in family history research.

“Our society helps newcomers to start their research and also set such research into a social history setting, illuminating how ancestors, lived and died and the daily struggles they faced in between. Everyone is welcome to attend.”