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Seminar: Genetic Genealogy: Understanding DNA Results

Shannon Combs-Bennett

  • Date: 03/22/2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Introduction: Fee: $10 members of Friends of Thomas Balch Library; $15 non-members; $25 at door; Lunch is not included. Seating is limited.

Do you have DNA results and wonder what to do with them – or perhaps wonder whether it is worth the expense to take the DNA tests and if so which one? This seminar in four parts will provide a general introduction to DNA Genealogy and include sections on understanding mtDNA; Y-DNA and Autosomal DNA results. Whether you are a novice or experienced, this is an opportunity to enhance your understanding of DNA genealogy and new developments in the field. There will be two breaks (morning and afternoon) and a lunch break of 1-1/2 hours on-your own in historic Leesburg.

Shannon Combs-Bennett, owner of T2 Family History, writes and lectures on a variety of topics from genetics to methodology. Based in Northern Virginia, Shannon is a frequent contributor to Family Tree Magazine; Creative Director for The In-Depth Genealogist Website Magazine, and Education Chair for NextGen Genealogy Network. In December of 2016 she completed her Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies (PLCGS) and Certificate in American Records from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies (NIGS). Combs-Bennett is the author of A Genealogist’s Guide to the Washington DC Area. She holds a BS in Biology and has a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. Currently she is studying for her MSc in Genealogical, Paleographic, and Heraldic studies from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

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