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Are you interested in a possible career as a professional genealogist? Want to learn how the pros approach genealogy research or tackle tough ethical situations? The APG's live webinars are open free to the public. Registration information for our upcoming webinars is included below.

Missed a webinar? Recordings of five+ years of past webinars are available to APG members as a benefit of membership. We would love to have you join us!

 

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Monday, 19 February 2018
8:00p.m. EDT

Genetic Genealogy for Professionals: DNA Client Expectations, Client Contracts, Surprising Results
Presenters: Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD, and Karen Stanbary, CG



Registration required: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1834323333022530307

Learn tips for client communication and managing client expectations. Identify essential elements of a client contract, including informed consent. Includes strategies for the management of surprising results.

About the Presenters: Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is an intellectual property attorney by day and a DNA specialist by night. He is the author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist, and frequently gives presentations and webinars to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry. Dr. Bettinger 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. He is or has been an instructor for genetic genealogy courses at Excelsior College, the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), the Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research, and Family Tree University.

Karen Stanbary, Certified Genealogist®, specializes in DNA analysis, Midwestern, Chicago, and Mexican/Puerto Rican research as well as complex problem-solving. She holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago. A regular instructor in Chicago’s Newberry Library Adult Education program, Karen lectures on topics including Genetic Genealogy, Advanced Genetic Genealogy and the Genealogical Proof Standard. She is a faculty member at GRIP, IGHR, and SLIG. She published a complex evidence case study incorporating traditional documentary research and autosomal DNA analysis in the June 2016 issue of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. She holds the credential Certified Genealogist from the Board for Certification of Genealogists® where she serves on the Genetic Genealogy Standards committee.

Monday, 19 March 2018
8:00p.m. EDT

Genetic Genealogy for Professionals: Client Reports
Presenters: Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD, and Karen Stanbary, CG



Registration required: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5860362179502575106

Identify the essential components of a successful client report incorporating DNA test results. Emphasis is on creating "readable" text, figures, and tables to facilitate maximum client understanding.

About the Presenters: Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is an intellectual property attorney by day and a DNA specialist by night. He is the author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist, and frequently gives presentations and webinars to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry. Dr. Bettinger 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. He is or has been an instructor for genetic genealogy courses at Excelsior College, the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), the Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research, and Family Tree University.

Karen Stanbary, Certified Genealogist®, specializes in DNA analysis, Midwestern, Chicago, and Mexican/Puerto Rican research as well as complex problem-solving. She holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago. A regular instructor in Chicago’s Newberry Library Adult Education program, Karen lectures on topics including Genetic Genealogy, Advanced Genetic Genealogy and the Genealogical Proof Standard. She is a faculty member at GRIP, IGHR, and SLIG. She published a complex evidence case study incorporating traditional documentary research and autosomal DNA analysis in the June 2016 issue of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. She holds the credential Certified Genealogist from the Board for Certification of Genealogists® where she serves on the Genetic Genealogy Standards committee.




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