Genetic Genealogy Education

There is one course at
   [1] "Understanding and Using DNA Test Results," Thomas H. Shawker ($$). 
NIGS (based in Toronto) offers basic eight-week online classes taught by renowned instructors for $99. For each class, a new session starts about once a month as given in the drop-down list for each individual class. The overall course list is at 
  [1] "DNA: Autosomal DNA - Testing for Everyone," Shannon Combs-Bennett
  [2] "DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy," Diahan Southard
  [3] "DNA: Tracing Maternal and Paternal Lines," Shannon Combs-Bennett
  [4] "DNA: Historical Studies"
  [5] "DNA: Methodology and Analysis"
  [6] "DNA: Reading & Understanding Articles for Genetic Genealogy"
  [7] "DNA: Special Circumstances-Adoptees & Unknown Parentage"
Courses in genetic genealogy are offered every year at several week-long institutes. There are prerequisites for advanced courses.
  • Duncan, David. "An Annotated Bibliography of DNA Literature, Presentations, & Sources." Annotated Bibliography of DNA Literature.pdf.
  • Bettinger, Blaine T. and Debbie Parker Wayne. Genetic Genealogy in Practice. 2nd edition. Arlington, Va.: National Genealogical Society, 2019.
  • Bettinger, Blaine T., The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy. Cincinnati, Ohio: Family Tree Books, 2016.
  • Elder, Diana, Nichole E. Dyer, and Robin Wirthlin. Research Like a Pro with DNA: A Genealogist’s Guide to Finding and Confirming Ancestors with DNA Evidence. Highland, Utah: Family Locket Books, 2021.
  • Griffeth, Bill. The Stranger in My Genes: A Memoir Hardcover. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2016. Use DNA to identify family.
  • Hill, Richard. Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA. n.p.: self-published, 2012. Use DNA to identify family.
  • Hill, Richard. Guide to DNA Testing: How to Identify Ancestors, Confirm Relationships, and Measure Ethnic Ancestry through DNA Testing. Version 3.1. n.p.: Atrax LLC, 2014. Beginner. Learn basic principles, compare DNA test kits, and understand results.
  • Kirkpatrick, Brianne, and Shannon Combs-Bennett. The DNA Guide for Adoptees: How o Use Genealogy and Genetics to Uncover Your Roots, Connect with Your Biological Family, and Better Understand Your Medical History. n.p.: Bowker, 2019.
  • Lee, Andrew, and Devon Noel Lee. DNA Q and A: Real Questions from Real People about Genetic Genealogy. n.p.: self-published, 2018. Beginner to intermediate level.
  • Southard, Diahan. Your DNA Guide – The Book. n.p.: Your DNA Guide, 2020. Beginner level.
  • Vance, David. The Genealogist’s Guide to Y-DNA Testing for Genetic Genealogy. n.p.: self-published, 2020.
  • Wayne, Debbie Parker, ed. Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies. Illustrated edition. Cushing, Tex.: Wayne Research, 2019.
  • Webb, Stacy R. The Journey: A Genetic Genealogy Handbook with Case Studies. Redbone Nation Collections: Heritage Association Foundation. Crofton, Kentucky: Backintyme Publishing, 2020.
  • Weinberg, Tamar. The Adoptee’s Guide to DNA Testing: How to Use Genetic Genealogy to Discover Your Long-Lost Family. Cincinnati, Ohio: Family Tree Books, 2018.
This page was contributed by Sharon L. Brevoort, Dec 2017. Blog information courtesy of Genetic Genealogy in Practice.
Updated: 16 Mar 18 JET; 14 Jan 20 TDS; 1/23/23 SLB, 8/4/23 TDS