Robin Wirthlin is a professional genealogist specializing in DNA. Her background in genetic research, B.S. in Molecular Biology from BYU, and Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, helps her solve complex genetic genealogy research problems. Robin loves using genetic genealogy to solve family history mysteries and break through “brick walls.” Her first solved case involving adoption and identification of birth parents was in 2015, and she has gone on to solve many others, including identifying the parents of previously unknown members of her own family. Robin teaches genealogy classes on local and county levels, and, most recently Healing and Family History- the Emotional Side of DNA, at Rootstech 2020. She attended I4GG Genetic Genealogy conferences: 2014; 2016; 2017, and NGS 2018. She completed studies at: Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) – Chromosome Mapping in June 2018, Forensic Genealogy in July 2018, and Advanced Genetic Genealogy in July/August 2018; SLIG – Advanced Genealogical Methods, January 2019; SLIG Academy for Professionals – DNA and the 21st Century Professional, January 2019, and Project Management Essentials in Genealogy Research, January 2020. Robin blogs about streamlined ways of using DNA in family history research and helped develop the Research Like a Pro with DNA method.
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