Genealogy Class to Focus on Researching with DNA

Shannon Coombs-BennettLeesburg, VA (August 25, 2023) – Shannon Coombs-Bennett will teach “Genealogy in the 21st Century: Using DNA to Aid Your Paper Research” on Thursday, September 7, beginning at 10 a.m. 

Using DNA testing for genealogical research has become as common as using a census record. Learn more about the type of tests on the market, what they can tell you, how to use them with your genealogical research, and more. 

This class will take place both virtually and in-person in the lower-level meeting room at Thomas Balch Library, 208 W Market Street, in Leesburg. Pre-registration is required. Please call 703-737-7195, email, or register online.

Shannon Combs-Bennett (QG, MSc, PLCGS) is an award-winning author and genealogical researcher based in Northern Virginia. She lectures and writes on various topics, from genealogical methodology to genetic genealogy. Shannon holds a BS in Biology with an emphasis in genetics and an MSc in Genealogical, Heraldic, and Paleographic Studies. She also earned her Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Currently, Shannon is a doctoral student in History and Genealogical Studies at the University of Strathclyde.