Introducing Our Speakers…
We are excited to start releasing the names of our line-up of Speakers for our Sept. 28-30, 2018 Conference:
Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
Blaine is an intellectual property attorney by day and a DNA specialist by night. In 2007 he started The Genetic Genealogist (www.thegeneticgenealogist.com
), one of the earliest blogs on the topic. Dr. Bettinger has been interviewed and quoted on personal genomics topics in Newsweek, New Scientist, Wired, and others. He is the author of The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, and co-author with Debbie Parker Wayne of the award-winning Genetic Genealogy in Practice, the world’s first genetic genealogy workbook.
Blaine frequently authors articles and gives presentations to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry. He is or has been an instructor for genetic genealogy courses at Excelsior College, the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research and Family Tree University. Blaine is a graduate of ProGen Study Group 21, a trustee for the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society’s Board of Trustees and a board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
Dr. Bettinger comes to us from Syracuse, New York.
Blaine will be available for private one-on-one DNA consultations on Friday, Sept. 28th as well as providing four lectures on Sept. 29th.
Stay tuned for more news on our Speakers! We plan to have registration open by early February.