DNA Analysis

I am an expert in DNA analysis, and I lead the Genetic Genealogy (DNA) Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Fairfax Genealogical Society (FxGS) in Fairfax, Virginia, where I lecture almost monthly. I use DNA in my work every single day, in both routine and cutting-edge ways, to solve research problems that were unsolvable only a few years ago! For example, I have used DNA analysis, coupled with traditional genealogical research, to find the birth parents of adoptees both current and historical; to find the descendants of particular enslaved people; to find the ancestral villages of a client’s Irish ancestors who fled Ireland in 1848 during the Great Famine; to prove the lineage of a collateral relative of George Washington; and to prove and disprove many other clients’ lineages.