Genetic Genealogy (DNA Testing)

Melissa has experience using DNA test results and genealogical research to help adoptees and others with unknown parentage identify their birth parents and biological families. She is also experienced in using DNA test results to help break through brick walls and solve tough research problems going back several generations into the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Melissa is a well known speaker on using DNA in genealogical research, and has taught in genetic genealogy courses at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research, and Boston University. She also teaches locally throughout New Jersey and New York.

How can a DNA test help me with my research?
In recent years, DNA testing has become an important component of genealogical research. DNA test results from companies such as AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA, 23andMe, and MyHeritage identify a test taker’s biological relatives and provide clues about ancestral ethnicities. These test results can be used to solve brick walls and identify biological families of adoptees and others with unknown parentage.

Have you already tested? Do you need help interpreting your results?
We offer consultations that can help you better understand and work with your DNA test results. We will start at your level, whether you just received your results yesterday, have some experience with DNA, or believe you’ve solved a research problem and want us to review your conclusions.

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