Williams, Paula


Paula Williams has been researching for more than a decade in primarily southern US states, and has been using DNA to solve problems for the last 8 years. She’s studied at IGHR (Swing Through the South, Writing & Publishing for Genealogists); SLIG (Advanced Genealogical Methods and Advanced DNA Analysis Techniques for Genealogical Research, Virginia from the Colonial Period to the Civil War, and A Practical Approach: Establishing Genealogical Proof with DNA); GRIP (Practical Genetic Genealogy, Fundamentals of Forensic Genealogy for the 21st Century, From Confusion to Conclusion: How to Write Proof Arguments, and Chromosome Mapping); and the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed). In addition, she’s a board member for the Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia (GRIVA) and is the facilitator for their DNA Special Interest Group. She also serves as an administrator for Blaine Bettinger’s “Genetic Genealogy Tips & Techniques” group on Facebook, helping to answer people’s questions about DNA testing and analysis tools.

Course Five — Genetics for Genealogists: Beginning DNA