Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research.
Wayne, Debbie Parker, CG, CGL

Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL, is a board-certified genealogist and genealogical lecturer experienced using DNA analysis and traditional techniques for genealogical research. Her DNA research focuses on client projects and on research into her own family project using YDNA, mtDNA, XDNA, and autosomal DNA studies. Her traditional research focuses on Texas, the Southwest, and the Southern U.S. She has performed research for multiple genealogical television series.

Debbie is the co-author with Blaine T. Bettinger of the first DNA workbook for genealogists, Genetic Genealogy in Practice, ( published in 2016 by the National Genealogical Society (NGS). She is the author of the online, self-paced course Continuing Genealogical Studies: Autosomal DNA, offered by NGS since 2015 ( Her publications include a column on using DNA analysis for genealogical research in NGS Magazine and award-winning articles in writing competitions held by the Dallas Genealogical Society and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors.

Debbie is the DNA Project Chair for the Texas State Genealogical Society guiding the newly created Early Texans DNA Project focusing on autosomal, Y-DNA, and mtDNA of descendants of those who arrived in Texas by 1900. She coordinates and presents workshops, seminars, and comprehensive, interactive genetic genealogy courses teaching how to interpret and apply DNA test results to genealogical research. Debbie’s lectures and articles simplify the complex biological concepts of genetic genealogy allowing any genealogist to use this technology to solve research problems. See for more information and for archived versions of many of her articles.



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