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The Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast

Feb 17, 2020

Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is about how to create DNA source citations. We will discuss the importance of citing and saving DNA information, the citation elements described in Genealogy Standard #5, and how to cite DNA matches and tools using this formula. We give several examples of what each element could be, from the DNA testing company name, to the details about an mtDNA haplogroup. Join us to learn about how to create citations in your DNA research.


DNA Source Citations by Robin at Family Locket - includes the table with the 5 elements and examples for each

DNA Sources, Information, and Evidence: Sorting it All Out - post by Robin at Family Locket

Genealogy Standards 2nd Edition - affiliate link to Amazon

QuickSheet: Citing Genetic Sources for History Research: Evidence Style - affiliate link to Amazon; available on Kindle - a bit outdated

RLP 61- Analyzing Your Sources in a DNA Research Project

DNA Central - Blaine Bettinger's subscription website; includes DNA Citation templates

Knox Trail Ances-Tree by Brent Chadwick - 18 DNA citation templates courtesy of Angie Bush

National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ)

Melinda Daffin Henningfield, "A Family for Mary (Jones) Hobbs Clark of Carroll County, Arkansas," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 107 (March 2019): 5-30. 

Research Like a Pro eCourse

Study Group - more information and email list

Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on

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