Genetic Genealogy: Advanced Practical Applications | Newberry

Genetic Genealogy: Advanced Practical Applications

Saturday, February 25, 2017
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Saturdays, February 25 - March 18

9 am - noon

Led by Karen Stanbary

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (by February 10): $200

Regular Price (after February 10): $220

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Seminar Description

Designed to continue where Genetic Genealogy left off, this fast-paced, in-depth course will build on previously acquired skills. Topics include: the accuracy and depth of your tree, genetic networks, misattributed paternity, targeted testing, triangulation, chromosome mapping, and visual phasing. Each session includes in-class exercises to practice atDNA analysis and reasoning skills. This class requires completion of the Genetic Genealogy course taught by Karen Stanbary. Four sessions.

Karen Stanbary, Certified Genealogist¹, is a professional genealogist trained in advanced genealogical methodologies and the use of DNA analysis in complex genealogical problem-solving.

¹The words Certified Genealogist, and the designation CG, are a registered certification mark is a service mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by Board-certified genealogists after periodic competency evaluation.

Materials List


  • Blaine T. Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne, Genetic Genealogy in Practice (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2016). ISBN: 978-1-935815-22-8
  • The instructor will provide a DropBox link to all registrants that will include digital copies of shorter materials, including comprehensive syllabus and bibliography materials.

First Readings:

  • Please read “Genealogical Applications for X-DNA,” pp. 101-112, an excerpt from Genetic Genealogy in Practice, for the first class.
  • Blaine Bettinger, “Evaluating a Genetic Genealogy Proof Argument, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (September 2015), 162–5. Article provided digitally via Dropbox link.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.