Genetic Genealogy : Understanding DNA Results Seminar

SPRING SEMINAR: Genetic Genealogy: Understanding DNA Results

Shannon Combs-Bennett

Due to predicted inclement weather, the March 21 seminar Genetic Genealogy: Understanding DNA Results, has been postponed.  Speaker Shannon Combs-Bennett, has graciously agreed to reschedule the program for Wednesday, May 23 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

If you have already registered and paid for the program we hope that you will be able to join us on the snow date.  Registration for the program is open and seats are available - please spread the word if you know anyone interested in attending. 

 Fee: $15 members of Friends of Thomas Balch Library; $20 non-members; $30 at door; Lunch on your own

*Seating is limited: Pre-registration and pre-payment will guarantee a place*

Do you have DNA results and wonder what to do with them – or perhaps wonder whether it is worth the expense to take a DNA test and if so which one? This seminar, in four parts, will provide a general introduction to DNA Genealogy and include sections on understanding Autosomal DNA results, using third party tools to collect, share, and interpret results, and developing a research plan combining genetics and genealogy. 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, PLCGS is an award winning author and lecturer based out of Northern Virginia. She lectures on a variety of subjects from methodology to genetics. Shannon earned her BS in biology from Indiana University and is currently working toward her MSc in genealogical, paleographic, and heraldic studies from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.