Baltimore Family History Workshop

2017 Keynote Speaker:  Shannon Combs-Bennett
DNA: Pairing Genetics and Genealogy for Successful Research


Who am I? Where did I come from? These questions were probably the ones that spurred you in your interest of family history. I love the smell of old books as much as everyone, but I also know that having a knowledge of every tool available is the key to success. Genetic genealogy is an excellent tool for a wide variety of problems. Successfully merging the two, genealogy and genetics, is the key to success.


Shannon Combs-Bennett is an award winning author from Northern Virginia. She lectures on a variety of topics from genetics to methodology. Shannon earned a BS in Biology from Indiana University with an emphasis in genetics and currently she is enrolled in the MSc program in Genealogical, Heraldic, and Paleographic studies from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland. She completed the Boston University certificate program in genealogy and earned her PLCGS in American Records from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Shannon currently serves as the Southeast Director for the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, is the creator of Trials and Tribulations Family History blog, and a staff genealogist for the National Society Colonial Dames 17th Century in Washington, D.C.










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