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Recorded Webinar with Katherine D. Benbow

August 3, 2018 12:00 am - August 5, 2018 11:59 pm EDT

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present:
Katherine D. Benbow, BA, MSW, LCSW

“DNA Testing: The Three Types We Use in Genealogy Research”

This recorded Webinar will be freely available to the public from from midnight Thursday night through midnight Sunday night (EDT), 3-5 August 2018. (The live webinar was originally presented on 15 May 2015.)

The handout for this presentation is only available to logged-in members, and is accessible on the main Webinars page. (On the top menu, under Education & Events, select Webinars to go to the main webinars page. The box at the top right of that page has a link to “Member Webinar Handouts”, which is arranged in alphabetical order.) This webinar is always available to members in the Member Webinars area of the website. Each members’ webinar page also has a direct link to the handout.
About the Webinar:

Choosing the right DNA test depends on the question you are trying to answer about your ancestry. This presentation will provide an overview of the three types of DNA testing for genetic genealogy purposes: Y-DNA, MtDNA or mitochondrial DNA, and atDNA or autosomal DNA. Information will be given about the major testing companies with examples of their typical displays and costs.
A case study will be presented detailing the search for the biological ancestral line for a North Carolina ancestor whose results did not match the supposed family of origin. This involved the use of Y-DNA and atDNA testing.
Ms. Benbow also recommends various resources available for further learning, including some for adoptees.

About the Speaker:

A North Carolina native, Katherine D. Benbow, received her BA degree from Hollins College and her MSW degree from the University of Denver. She is licensed by the state of North Carolina as a clinical social worker. Katherine has completed eight courses at the Samford Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and the Welsh Research course at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.
Katherine is the administrator of seven projects at Family Tree DNA: six surname (Y-DNA) projects and one atDNA project. She is the historian for the Charles Benbow Family.
Ms. Benbow is the past State Coordinator and Western Piedmont Coordinator for NCGenWeb. Currently she is a board advisor for NCGW and coordinates five counties in that project. Her affiliations include the National Genealogical Society, New England Historic Genealogical Society, North Carolina Genealogical Society, Virginia Genealogical Society, and several county genealogical societies. She has presented talks on the subject of genetic genealogy to NCGS and the Guilford County Genealogical Society in the past..

This webinar is always accessible on the website to NCGS members as a member benefit.
Downloadable/printable pdf Flyer for this webinar.


August 3, 2018 12:00 am EDT
August 5, 2018 11:59 pm EDT
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