The Stories Behind the Segments

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
Oct 1, 2019
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Speaker's Introduction
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Review a Segment
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Mapping Segments
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Mapping Characteristics
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Importing Ethnicity
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About this webinar

DNA evidence helps us break through brick walls and confirm decades of research, while introducing an entirely new generation of people to genealogy. It also allows us to create maps linking specific segments of DNA to our ancestors. But how many of us stop to consider the story behind that mapped segment of DNA on chromosome 13? Or the miles and years traveled by the piece of DNA on chromosome 22? Join me as I examine some of the amazing stories in my chromosome map!

About the speaker

About the speaker

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is an intellectual property attorney by day and a genetic genealogist by night. In 2007 he started The Genetic Genealogist (
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  1. Legacy Family Tree
    5 years ago

    A way beyond my current knowledge of DNA but fascinating

    As always, Blaine helps to demystify the world of DNA.

    Blaine ALWAYS does a GREAT job!

    Blaine always provides great information in a well defined easy to understand presentation. We are all lucky to receive his vast knowledge.

    Blaine as usual is clear, easy to understand.

    Blaine Bettinger is always the best!!

    Blaine Bettinger’s webinars are always terrific. This one is no exception.

    Blaine is always an excellent presenter, clear, concise and interesting. Today’s webinar was a wonderful extension of ideas for what to do with our DNA data, very stimulating!

    Blaine is always excellent!

    Blaine is always great in his presentation of a DNA webinar. The topic of DNA and traits is so fascinating.

    Blaine is good as always! Rating it a 4 only because it’s not very useful to me personally because I’m not ready to dive into segments yet.

    Blaine is obviously very knowledgeable. I am looking for something a little more basic and practical for tree research.

    Blaine is the best at explaining DNA!

    Blaine is very interesting. I’m not sure about getting into this kind of detail at this time, but I recommend that my genealogy friends watch it and learn from it.

    Blaine rocks!

    Blaine was awesome as usual. His ability to communicate complicated information is greatly appreciated.

    Blaine was Excellent as usual.

    Blaine’s webinars are wonderful. I learn more each time. I am still struggling with DNA but am advancing as time goes on. It is fascinating. The ultimate puzzle!

    Blair is alway a super presenter

    Confusing as I have not had much success with DNA results

    DNA is a brand-new field to me and my knowledge of it is quite limited. How enlightening, therefore, was Blaine’s presentation! He set forth everything out so clearly and logically. It makes more sense to me now. Exquisite presentation!

    enjoyed the in-depth presentation on mapping chromosomes especially via DNA Painter. It validates I’m not doing my own mapping wrong. 🙂

    Excellent as usual. learned so much.

    Excellent presentation. Blaine has such a comfortable, easy teaching style, and the ability to simplify complicated topics without dumbing them down. Thanks for a great webinar!

    Excellent webinar from Blaine as always. I’ve heard him give this talk before but either he changes what he says or I understand something new each time

    Excellent. Learned a lot. Anxious to put it to use.

    Excellent. Thank you.

    Excited about using DNA painter for ethnicity results. I know how to use it now.

    Explanation excellent

    Fabulous, informative and easy to understand. THANK YOU!!!

    Fantastic! I learned so much! I had always wondered if I could do that type of mapping but didn’t know how to get the SNP info – THANK YOU

    First time to hear Blaine Bettinger and I found the speed of his speech just perfect for me — not too fast and yet not too slow. When a Webinar is too fast it does not give me time to think. Blaine was just perfect.

    FYI – I am an identical twin – I love onions but my twin hated them – so if it is genetic, it must be VERY complicated! Great information.

    great as usual.

  2. Legacy Family Tree
    5 years ago

    I learned lots of new things and will subscribe to DNA Painter. Great webinar!

    I learned so much! Thanks Blaine

    I loved the later start time!

    I loved this but admittedly am overwhelmed with it so I will watch this again when it is available to watch.

    Great Presentation!!

    I still have heaps to learn

    Interesting and useful.

    Interesting and well presented – health and traits not something I am likely get into but a good presentation

    Interesting and well presented, but far beyond my personal understanding of DNA research.

    It was a little above my knowledge. I need to rewatch it.

    It was an interesting and informative webinar, but I need to go back to more basic information before viewing this again.

    It was great! Thanks so much!

    Learned about chromosome mapping. Interesting ways to use it.

    Loved it

    Made me want to try out some of the DNA painting he mentioned.

    My brain is still buzzing from all the information I got out of this webinar! I’ll have to watch it on the website to get the details I missed. Blaine Bettinger is amazing!

    Never been disappointed by a Blaine Bittinger webinar and tonight certainly was not an exception.

    Nicely done, but a little over my head.

    Really good information, I still have a lot to learn

    So much information will definitely have to view over. Excellent speaker

    Thanks Blaine is so great and makes things seem easier!!!!

    This was excellent information and now I am a little more armed for more good stuff to find! Thank you so much!

    Totally amazing!! Thank you, Blaine!! Gotta learn DNA Painter sooooon!

    Very good – just a lot of new info and not 100% sure about it all!

    Very informative and it gave me some new ways to map my DNA that I hadn’t thought of.

    very interesting

    very interesting – the future looks bright!

    Very interesting and informative. Thank you. : )

    Very interesting and well presented

    Very interesting information. Information presented in a manner I can understand.

    Very interesting!

    Very interesting, and Blaine is excellent at explaining things. Unfortunately I received a call and have to leave, but will watch the rest later.

    Very interesting, but the detail is a bit above where I am right now. One of the best advantages about being a member is that I can come back to it later when I am more prepared to understand the details.

    Very satisfying. I’m learning and progressing with DNA results

    Was away over my head but I got a good understanding. Made me want to be at that level


    Wow, great topic! I felt like I was drinking from a fire hose at times, but all good. Very informative. There is a LOT of complicated analysis in DNA. Thanks Blaine & Marian.

    Wow…complicated topic…made a bit easier to understand. The subject material as presented had use of tremendous family DNA samples. Will need to determine if DNA Painter is able to help when only a few DNA samples…say from two persons…are available…but with a corresponding large researched tree.


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