Rebecca Christensen, genealogist

Rebecca Christensen is a professional genealogist residing in Kansas. Rebecca began researching her own family in her youth and has been a professional genealogist  and member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) since 1995. She  was a co-founder of the APG Heartland Chapter in 2001 and currently serves as the chapter president. Rebecca abides by the APG’s Code of Ethics and follows the Genetic Genealogy Standards.  Rebecca is a long-term volunteer at her local Family History Center assisting patrons in research problems in locations worldwide and has been the local Family History Center director since 2005.


Rebecca is a graduate of the professional study group ProGen Heartland 2 (October 2012) and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) week-long courses Advanced Genetic Genealogy course coordinated by CeCe Moore (July 2017) and Chromosome Mapping with coordinator/instructor Karen Stanbary, MA, CG and instructor Blaine Bettinger, JD, PhD (June 2018). Rebecca has attended national and regional conferences, APG Professional Management ConferencesVirtual Institute of Genealogical Research (VIGR) courses, Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree Genetic DNA conferences and numerous webinars to stay current in her field. Rebecca was an on-screen genealogist for BYU-TV’s The Generations Project, Nancy episode (2012) and provided research for Who Do You Think You Are? (2017).


Rebecca has experience in researching her own family lines and the families of clients in several geographical regions of the United States and the UK, using both traditional genealogical records and DNA testing results.  Rebeccca first became involved with DNA testing in 2001 with two surname DNA projects which she now manages. She has tested with and managed DNA kits at numerous DNA testing companies including Family Tree DNA, Ancestry, 23andMe, MyHeritage, Living DNA and several companies who are no longer in business. She has experience correlating DNA results with genealogical evidence to break down brick wall ancestry.

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