January 16, 2018 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
A special LIVE webinar by DNA expert Blaine Bettinger has been made available by North Hills Genealogists and will be shared with the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society and the CLP Pennsylvania Department. Learn how testing companies create ethnicity estimates, the accuracy of the estimates, and ways to use them in your research. Together we will compare and contrast ethnicity estimates at the big five testing companies (23andMe, AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA, LivingDNA, and MyHeritage) and discuss their limitations and uses. This webinar is offered FREE and is open to the public. In 2007 Bettinger started The Genetic Genealogist blog, one of the most respected and easiest to understand of the blogs about DNA. He is the author of two books, The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy and Genetic Genealogy in Practice with Debbie Parker Wayne. He is the course coordinator for “Practical Genetic Genealogy” at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) each July and teaches in the Advanced Genetic Genealogy and the Chromosome Mapping courses. This webinar is free and open to the public, but registration for the Carnegie Library location is requested due to limited space. Please register via EventBrite or call the Pennsylvania Department at 412-622-3154 to reserve a seat. EventBrite Registration:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-dna-ethnicity-estimates-tickets-41426174804?aff=es2 Please plan to arrive on time as the webinar will begin at 6:45pm and will not be delayed as it will be presented live. This event is also available at the North Hills Genealogists meeting that night at the Northland Public Library.