Seeking the Best Evidence: Targeted Testing for Genetic Genealogy Proof

Paul Woodbury, MEd., AG
May 25, 2022
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DNA Testing
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About this webinar

According to the genealogical proof standard, part of pursuing thoroughly exhaustive research is seeking the best available evidence to address a research question. In genetic genealogy research problems, the evidence we use is the test results of living descendants of a research subject, and pursuing the best evidence requires targeted testing of those whose DNA is most likely to help address the research question. In this session, learn to identify, prioritize and invite the best testing candidates to address a research question.

About the speaker

About the speaker

From a young age, Paul Woodbury fell in love with genealogy research. To pursue his passion for this field, he studied genetics and family history at Brigham Young University. To aid in his desire to share his knowledge with others, he has also re
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    Therese Beckman
    2 years ago

    Watching Paul’s webinar was like attending a Master Class, and, it was exactly why I love Legacy Family Tree Webinars. The word abundance is almost insufficient to describe the handout and the breadth of knowledge Paul shared with us. This was another Gold Standard Webinar that had me sending more hearts than I could count, and, marking it as a “must watch again”!

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    Bert Baert
    2 years ago

    A lot to digest, but luckily we can replay it. Txs

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    Graham Lowe
    2 years ago

    Paul, thank you for your very educational presentation and syllabus! Thankfully, I have a membership at Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Due to the huge amount of information you have provided, I already know that I will need to re-watch this and your other great webinars in the library.

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    Alva Rose Balter Noonan
    2 years ago

    Paul Woodbury always gets a thumbs up! Webinar never disappoints.

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    Fran Ussery
    2 years ago

    Thorough, detailed and magnificent !

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    Sarah Mundt
    2 years ago

    Learned a great deal how to focus and utilize DNA evidence to persue the answer to one genealogical question. Step by step, using methodical research techniques, learned how to not only trace the DNA lines to answer the question, but also how to use DNA to also filter out some matches (such as in-laws DNA), which help to clarify and bring into focus an answer with more certainty.

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    Dale Lutz
    2 years ago

    Excellent tips on leveraging all possible types of DNA evidence.

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    Doris Miller
    2 years ago

    Excellent webinar- as you can expect from Paul it is highly organized with ample illustrations. The best understanding of how to make use of DNA with the Proof Standards but it is so much more than that! This is a webinar you will want to bookmark to watch over and over, learning more each time.


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