Blaine T. Bettinger
Professional Genetic Genealogist
Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., has been a genetic genealogist since 2003. In 2007 he started The Genetic Genealogist (www.thegeneticgenealogist.com), one of the earliest blogs on the topic. Blaine is the author of the up-coming NGS Special Topic Series book “Genetic Genealogy in Practice” (with Debbie Parker Wayne) and “The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy.”
Blaine frequently authors articles and gives presentations to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry. He is or has been an instructor for genetic genealogy courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research, and Family Tree University. Blaine is an alumnus of ProGen Study Group 21, and is a member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society’s Board of Trustees.