Class: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy and DNA Testing with Glenn York

Due to the coronavirus threat, library class cancellations, and Colorado Governor’s Stay at Home order, this class will only be online only! Please register below to receive the Zoom online instructions and handout!

This class is on March 12 from 9 am to noon.

At 9:00 am, our presenter Glenn York will start the FREE online class.

You may ask questions after our presenter has completed his presentation and to eliminate any disruptions by typing your questions in the chat box. Enjoy the online broadcast.

Class Description
This presentation will discuss DNA testing and how the different tests can be used as additional tools in your genealogy toolbox.  Glenn will cover the main testing companies and the main tests used in genealogy research. He will discuss the best tests to use to solve different genealogy challenges. He will discuss how DNA works for genealogists.

Presenter’s Profile

Glenn York

Glenn York

BIO: Glenn York is an avid genealogist with decades of research experience at numerous facilities across the United States. Glenn began researching by pouring over microfilm at the National Archives and reading books at the Library of Congress while living in the Washington DC area.

Over the years, Glenn has gained extensive experience in genetic genealogy, and has used tests from all major DNA testing companies. He was first tested in 2005, and currently manages DNA tests of over 30 family members using all the major DNA testing companies.

Most of Glenn’s immigrant ancestors came to Colonial America, and many of their descendants were among the westward migrations who homesteaded and settled in the Great Plains. Both of his paternal grandparents were born on homesteads in Kansas. With strong Quaker ancestry, Glenn has researched Quaker history and records in both North America and the British Isles.

Glenn’s formal education includes a bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a master’s degree in Telecommunications. He has completed over ten courses of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburg (GRIP) and has participated in many genealogy conferences and seminars.

Glenn currently serves as President of the Larimer County Genealogical Society and is the delegate for the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies to the National Genealogical Society. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and many other genealogical and historical societies.

Glenn facilitates monthly DNA study groups for two area genealogical societies, teaches genealogy classes, and volunteers at a local library to help people with genealogy research. Glenn has assisted others in discovering their biological families through his understanding of genetic genealogy.



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