Jan 20, 2022

Debbie Parker Wayne, R.I.P.

The genealogy community has lost another expert who contributed much to assist many thousands of genealogists. Perhaps the many accomplishments of Debbie Parker Wayne, are best summarized by the following words written by the Board for the Certification of Genealogists:

The Board for Certification of Genealogists joins the entire genealogical community in mourning the passing of Debbie Parker Wayne, CG®, who served as a Trustee and member of the BCG Executive Committee from 2018–2020, and as a trustee of the BCG Education Fund.

An early adopter of genetic genealogy, Debbie developed the online autosomal DNA course offered by the National Genealogical Society. Among her many other contributions to the field, Debbie edited and contributed to the award-wining book titled Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies, and co-authored (with Blaine Bettinger) the widely used Genetic Genealogy in Practice.