TxSGS 2016 Speaker Spotlight: Debbie Wayne

We are thrilled to introduce you to one of the dynamic speakers teaching at our 2016 Family History Conference in Dallas Texas on October 28-30! Registration opened September 1st...grab your spot now!


2016 TxSGS Speaker Debbie Parker Wayne

About the Speaker

Debbie Parker Wayne, CG SM, CGL SM, is a board-certified genealogist and genealogical lecturer experienced using DNA analysis and traditional techniques for genealogical research. Her DNA research focuses on client projects and on research into her own family project using YDNA, mtDNA, XDNA, and autosomal DNA studies. Her traditional research focuses on Texas, the Southwest, and the Southern U.S. She has performed research for several genealogical television series.

Debbie is the co-author with Blaine T. Bettinger of the first DNA workbook for genealogists, Genetic Genealogy in Practice, published in 2016 by the National Genealogical Society (NGS). She is the author of the online, self-paced course Continuing Genealogical Studies: Autosomal DNA, offered by NGS since 2015. She is the DNA Project Chair for the Texas State Genealogical Society guiding the newly created Early Texans DNA Project focusing on autosomal, Y-DNA, and mtDNA of descendants of those who arrived in Texas prior to statehood.

Debbie’s publications include a column on using DNA analysis for genealogical research in NGS Magazine and award-winning articles in writing competitions held by the Dallas Genealogical Society and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors. She coordinates and presents comprehensive, interactive genetic genealogy courses teaching how to interpret and apply DNA test results to genealogical research at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), the Forensic Genealogy Institute, and coordinated the first DNA course offered at Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). Debbie’s lectures and articles simplify the complex biological concepts of genetic genealogy allowing any genealogist to use this technology to solve research problems. See http://debbiewayne.com/ for more information and for archived versions of many of her articles.

About the Sessions

X-DNA: Inheritance and Analysis
Learn uses of X-DNA for genealogical research. This lecture explains X inheritance and uses case studies to demonstrate databases and analysis methods using X-DNA for genealogy.

DNA Analysis Tools
Dozens of genetic genealogy analysis tools are available. Some are scientific tools that genealogists can also use; some are designed specifically for genetic genealogy. Learn to make use of these tools to advance your genealogical research.

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Miranda Whited

Miranda Whited

Communications Intern at TxSGS
Miranda Whited is the Spring and Summer 2016 communications intern for the Texas State Genealogical Society. Miranda is interested in public outreach, archival work, and museum studies. She currently attends the University of Texas at Austin studying History, English, and Anthropology.
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