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The recording of today's webinar, "DNA, Genealogy, and Privacy: Handling the Double-Edged Sword” by Thomas MacEntee is now available to view at for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Has your concern for privacy prevented you or a family member for taking a DNA test? What about sharing your genealogy research data online with practical strangers (even though you might be related)? Especially as personal DNA testing increases in popularity, and with increased media attention about cold cases solved using DNA data and the use of genealogy databases, today’s genealogist needs to stay on top of the latest information concerning privacy. We’ll review the current status of privacy practices by the five major DNA test kit vendors, current laws and regulations, the role of law enforcement, and what we might expect to see related to privacy in the future.
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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 16 minute recording of "DNA, Genealogy, and Privacy: Handling the Double-Edged Sword" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. 

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DNA, Genealogy, and Privacy: Handling the Double-Edged Sword 8/2/2019

Thomas MacEntee

Finding Families in New Zealand 8/6/2019

Fiona Brooker

Case Studies in Gray: Identifying Shared Ancestries Through DNA and Genealogy 8/7/2019

Nicka Smith

Historialliset sanomalehdet & kansallisarkisto (Finnish) 8/14/2019

Juha Vuorela

Basics of Land Platting - Part 1 8/14/2019

J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing 8/20/2019

Harold Henderson, CG

MyHeritage DNA - Ein Überblick (German) 8/21/2019

Silvia da Silva

Bullet Journaling for Genealogy 8/21/2019

Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG

Introduction to Forensic Genealogy 8/23/2019

Kelvin L. Meyers

Généalogie pour débutants : Commencez votre arbre... (French) 8/26/2019

Elisabeth Zetland

Using Teams with your Genealogy 8/28/2019

Tessa Keough

Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research 9/3/2019

Paul Milner

Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy 9/17/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

The Stories Behind the Segments 10/1/2019

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

Civil Law Records in Genealogical Research: Notarial Records 10/15/2019

Claire Bettag, CG

Trove: An Australian and Beyond Genealogical Treasure 11/5/2019

Helen Smith

Native American Research: Things You May Not Know 11/19/2019

Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA

Buried Treasures: What's in the English Parish Chest 12/3/2019

Paul Milner

Marriages Here, There, and Nowhere: Finding Gretna Greens and Borders 12/17/2019

J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

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