- Business Name
- Legacy Tree Genealogists
- Non-Research Specialties
- Lecturer/Presenter - On-site
- Research Specialties
- DNA Specialist
- Research Provinces / States
- Utah, United States
- Research Countries
- Research Time Periods
- 17th Century
- 18th Century
- 19th Century
- 20th Century
- 21st Century
From a young age, Paul Woodbury fell in love with genealogy research. To pursue his passion for this field, he studied genetics and family history at Brigham Young University. To aid in his desire to share his knowledge with others, he has also received a masters degree in instructional design and educational technology from the University of Utah. Paul currently works as a DNA team lead at Legacy Tree Genealogists where he has helped to solve hundreds of genetic genealogy cases. He also regularly presents webinars, and genealogy conference lecturers. He currently teaches and coordinates "Introduction to Genetic Genealogy" at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.
With his background in genetics and his extensive experience in traditional family history research, Paul is well prepared to assist you in interpreting your DNA test results or in utilizing traditional research to bring meaning to your genetic genealogy pursuits. Whether you are just getting started or have been researching your family history for decades, Paul can help you construct a family tree, identify a biological ancestor, write a family history, or assist you in solving a family history mystery.
- BS (Genetics and Biotechnology)
MEd (Instructional Design and Educational Technology)
- English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
- Family History Library - Salt Lake City, UT
Utah State Archives - Salt Lake City, UT
- Paul regularly lectures on topics in genetic genealogy and French family history. Some of his popular presentations include Introduction to Genetic Genealogy (Spanish, French or English); DNA Case Studies; Developing a DNA Testing Plan; Autosomal DNA: Considerations for Endogamy; Introduction to French Family History (Spanish or English); Introduction to Genetic Networks; Genetic Genealogy Collaboration; From Spit to Screen - The Journey of Your DNA Sample; Organizational Strategies for DNA Analysis; Genetic Genealogy Escape Rooms; Developing Research Plans, Modern Research Methodologies; Intersections of DNA and Document Evidence; and Evaluating Autosomal DNA.
- DNA Discovery for the National Genealogical Society Magazine