Genetic Genealogy at Balch Library: Understanding DNA Results

Do you have DNA results and wonder what to do with them–or wonder whether it is worth the expense to take the DNA tests and if so which one? A program at the Thomas Balch Library on Wednesday may provide some answers.

The day-long seminar, in four parts, will provide a general introduction to DNA Genealogy and include sections on understanding mtDNA; Y-DNA and Autosomal DNA results.

Shannon Combs-Bennett, owner of T2 Family History, writes and lectures on a variety of topics from genetics to methodology. She is a frequent contributor to Family Tree Magazine; creative director for In-Depth Genealogist, and education chair for NextGen Genealogy Network. In December, she completed her professional learning certificate in genealogical studies and certificate in American records from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Combs-Bennett is the author of “A Genealogist’s Guide to the Washington DC Area.”

The cost is $10 for members of Friends of Thomas Balch Library, $15 non-members, and $25 at door. Lunch on your own.

Shannon Combs-Bennett

Advanced registration is recommended by calling 703-737-7195 or emailing

Thomas Balch Library is located at 208 W. Market St. in Leesburg.

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