FAN + GPS + DNA: The Problem-Solver's Great Trifecta

Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL
Oct 7, 2016
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Welcome
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Introduction
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5 Criteria of GPS
2m 25s
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3 Tools
2m 37s
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Caution
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Case Study
34m 44s
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DNA Testing
10m 30s
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Conclusion
1m 37s

About this webinar

Can you really 'prove' a female line when, for four straight generations, absolutely no document identifies a parent or sibling? Does the challenge seem hopeless when courthouses are burned and an illegitimacy is rumored? This session will demonstrate how to use three critical tools: (1) the FAN Principle to build a case for identity and parentage in each generation; (2) the Genealogical Proof Standard to create proof arguments; and (3) DNA testing—mitochondrial and autosomal—to confirm or disprove the validity of those proof arguments. Presented live at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogy.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Elizabeth Shown Mills is a historical writer who has spent her life studying Southern culture and the relationships between people—emotional as well as genetic. Published widely by academic and popular presses, she edited a national-level scholarl
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