Genetic Genealogy: Autosomal DNA Organization and Analysis | Newberry

Genetic Genealogy: Autosomal DNA Organization and Analysis

Led by Karen Stanbary. Four sessions, 9 am - noon.
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Saturdays, March 31 - April 21

9 am - noon

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (January 9 at 10 am – January 26 at 4 pm): $210

Regular Registration Price (January 26 at 4 pm – first day of class): $231

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

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Excuse our dust!

Beginning January 2018 the Newberry will be undertaking renovation of much of the first floor. The Adult Education Seminars Program will still have use of the basement classrooms, but please check this link frequently for the latest conditions - which exterior doors are open or closed, where to find an accessible entrance, which restrooms are available, etc.

Because of the renovation, the Newberry Bookstore will be closed during the Winter/Spring and Summer 2018 terms. As such, seminar participants will be responsible for acquiring all required texts for their seminars on their own. We apologize sincerely for the inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding. We have put together a list of helpful resources that should make it easy to find the books you need.

Seminar Description

This is a newly updated course focusing on the organization and analysis of autosomal DNA match list and segment data to solve genealogical brick wall problems. Use of the software Genome Mate Pro will be included. The participant will need their own fully-functional laptop (not a Chromebook or tablet), a good understanding of the operating system, and the ability to access and download from websites without assistance. Four sessions.

Karen Stanbary, CG(SM) is trained in advanced genealogical methodologies and the tools for DNA in complex genealogical problem-solving. Her case study incorporating DNA was published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (June 2016) and was awarded the NGSQ Award for Excellence.

Materials List


  • Blaine T. Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne, Genetic Genealogy in Practice. Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2016. ISBN#: 978-1935815228
  • Blaine T. Bettinger, The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy. Family Tree Books, 2016. ISBN#: 978-1440345326
  • Elizabeth Shown Mills, QuickSheet: Citing Genetic Sources for History Research: Evidence Style. Genealogical Publishing Co., 2015. ISBN#: 978-0806320168

First Reading:

  • For the first class, please read Blaine T. Bettinger, The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.