Solving a Virginia Mystery Using DNA

Paula Williams
Apr 3, 2024
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Speaker's Introduction
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Types of DNA Testing
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Autosomal DNA
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Sorting Matches
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Genealogy Research
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Which Brother?
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Family lore tells a different story than the records for the paternity of a southwest Virginia great-grandfather. Learn how DNA helps solve the mystery!

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About the speaker

Paula is a professional genealogist who has been researching for more than two decades in primarily southern US states and has been using DNA to solve problems for more than a decade. She has studied at IGHR, SLIG, GRIP, and the Genealogical Insti
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  1. CK
    Catherine Kesseler
    1 week ago

    Excellent presentation. Really informative.

  2. CG
    Cathy Gill
    2 weeks ago

    Paula has a great grasp of what is possible with DNA

  3. PM
    Phillip Murry
    2 weeks ago

    A very good case study showing the use of various types of DNA.

  4. RM
    Rochelle Males
    2 weeks ago

    Very well done! Thank you for sharing that with us (and good luck with hopefully solving it completely in the future!). Definitely got me re-thinking how to approach finding the family for my own great-grandfather!

  5. LJ
    Leslie Johnson
    2 weeks ago

    This was an excellent webinar. I especially liked that fact that Ms. Williams gave a step-by-step process for how she used multiple DNA tools along with good, old fashioned genealogy research to try to answer her research question and learned a lot of very useful information along the way, but ultimately came to the conclusion that more research is needed, so this project is a work in progress. It is important for beginner and intermediate researchers to hear, understand and appreciate this.

  6. KM
    Kirsten Max
    2 weeks ago

    Excellent webinar! Very informative. I’m looking forward to re-watching it to take more notes.

  7. SJ
    Sandra Johnson
    2 weeks ago

    Fascinating case study!

  8. ED
    Erin Doyle
    2 weeks ago

    I really enjoyed watching the steps she took to work through the DNA analysis. I learned about many new sources I can use with my own reasearch!


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