Call for Papers for 2019 – closed March 10, 2018
Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., has been a genealogist for nearly 30 years and has specialized in DNA evidence since his first DNA test in 2003. 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. He 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, the world’s first genetic genealogy workbook.
Dr. Thomas Jones, PhD
Tom has been pursuing his ancestry since 1963. For the first twenty years, he was clueless about what he was trying to accomplish and how to do it. When he started climbing the genealogy learning curve, he repeatedly experienced the challenges, joys, and rewards of tracing ancestors reliably and fully understanding their lives.
Tom eventually became an award-winning writer, board-certified genealogist, editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, recipient of honors from genealogical organizations, and author of the textbooks Mastering Genealogical Proof and Mastering Genealogical Documentation. Using his nearly lifelong career in education as a springboard, he enjoys teaching at week-long genealogy institutes, weekend seminars, and local, national, and international genealogy conferences.
Cyndi Ingle is the owner and webmaster of Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet, www.CyndisList.com , a categorized index to over 336,000 online resources. In its 21 years online, Cyndi’s List has consistently remained in the top tiers for genealogical research tools online. It is an award-winning site which helps millions of visitors worldwide. It has been featured by the History Channel website and in the media and several publications, including ABC News, NBC News, USA Today, Time, Newsweek, Parade Magazine, Wired, Family Tree Magazine, Family Chronicle, and Internet Genealogy magazines. Cyndi, a genealogist for more than 37 years, is the recipient of the 2016 National Genealogical Society President’s Citation. She is a past member of the board of directors for the National Genealogical Society. Cyndi is a nationally known guest lecturer for various genealogical society meetings and seminars (http://www.CyndisList.com/speaking-calendar/). Cyndi is the author of a best-selling book for genealogical research on the Internet titled, Netting Your Ancestors. She is also author of another book, a printed version of her website, Cyndi’s List. Her latest book is Planting Your Family Tree Online: How To Create Your Own Family History Web Site. Cyndi and her son, Evan, live in Edgewood, Washington.