Personal DNA testing has been a miracle for finding biological family, whether you are looking for both parents, an unknown dad, an unknown grandad, or even, as in my family, an unknown 3rd grandfather as well as an unknown 5th grandad.
On Monday evening October 25 I will be giving a talk about using DNA for unknown parentage live (online) for Indian Trails Library in Prospect Heights, Illinois (click here and scroll down to Oct 25 at 7pm Central time). I have given presentations on the methodology for these searches in the past, most recently for Rootstech 2021, but I am always updating it with new tools. Also this will be a full hour, so more in depth. Plus it includes a question and answer session afterwards.
Little did I know nine years ago, when I started testing my family and blogging about DNA and genealogy that those skills would translate into helping others find family. Click here for some of the interesting cases that I have blogged about.
It is an incredibly rewarding experience to reunite families and it has brought me much joy.
UPDATE:The video is now online at YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE89cvNiBKg