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Blaine Bettinger Advanced Lectures in Genetic Genealogy

April 6, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lansing United Church
Poyntz Ave & Beecroft Rd
Toronto, ON M2N 1K4
$40 ($35 OGS Members)
Toronto Branch OGS
Blaine Bettinger Advanced Lectures in Genetic Genealogy @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

These back-to-back lectures by Blaine Bettinger, “The Genetic Genealogist” will cover topics of interest to experienced genetic genealogists.  Blaine will cover the following:

Advanced Third-Party Tools: There are many third-party tools other than GEDmatch. Blaine will look at some of these third-party tools, and how you might use them in your research.

Introduction to Visual Phasing: Visual phasing is the process of assigning segments of DNA to four grandparents using DNA test results from a set of siblings. This session will provide an introduction to one of the most advanced topics in DNA.

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is an intellectual property attorney by day and a DNA specialist by night. In 2007 he started The Genetic Genealogist (, one of the earliest blogs on the topic. Dr. Bettinger has been interviewed and quoted on personal genomics topics in Newsweek, New Scientist, Wired, and others. He is the author of The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, and co-author with Debbie Parker Wayne of the award-winning Genetic Genealogy in Practice, the world’s first genetic genealogy workbook.

Blaine frequently authors articles and gives presentations to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry. He is or has been an instructor for genetic genealogy courses at Excelsior College, the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR)Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research, and Family Tree University. Blaine is a graduate of ProGen Study Group 21, a trustee for the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society’s Board of Trustees, and a board member for the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Lansing United Church is at the corner of Poyntz Avenue and Beecroft Road, two blocks south of Sheppard, one block west of Yonge St.  The venue is close to the Sheppard subway station. There is parking on the streets around the venue or there are three “Green P” parking lots close by.

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