Welcome to Genetic Genealogy Research LLC

Genetic Genealogy Research LLC



Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., MI

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Upcoming Events


MyHeritage and Ancestry.com Library Edition - Tips and Tricks

Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 7 PM until 8:30 PM - Ann Arbor District Library, Westgate Branch 2503 Jackson Ave (In Westgate Shopping Center), Ann Arbor, Michigan


Past Events


Introduction to Genetic Genealogy - presented by genealogist Mary Henderson

 Thursday, July 25, 2019  7 PM until 8:30 PM - Tecumseh District Library, 215 North Ottawa Street, Tecumseh, Michigan  

Identifying & Resolving Discrepancies In Your Family Tree Using DNA Testing

 Monday, April 1, 2019  7 PM until 8:30 PM - Ann Arbor Public Library, Malletts Creek Branch,  3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Introduction to Genetic Genealogy - presented by genealogist Mary Henderson

 January 7, 2019  7 PM until 8:30 PM - Ann Arbor Public Library, Malletts Creek Branch  

Genetic Genealogy video

View the video of my Introduction to Genetic Genealogy presentation here   




Comments from clients: 

"Your application of genetic genealogy to this case of a Jewish adoptee was amazing!  I am impressed with how you were able to adapt genetic genealogy techniques to quickly solve this case where, with 100% Jewish heritage, endogamy was a big hurdle."  Karen C. - Find Your Genes, California

" I am in awe of how you find this because I hit walls and you seem to know how to climb them.   I can't say thank you enough."  Jeremiah H., Florida

"I spent 44 years as an IT Director/manager...I've been messing with this over a year and you come up with the most logical assumption in a couple of days!"  Larry W., Michigan

" Wow, I can't thank you enough for your help. Very thorough job." Patrick S., Massachusetts 

"I keep saying thank you because I cannot say it enough. Your help has changed my life forever & I'm so grateful."  Shanna J., Georgia

Thanks so much for all that you have done to bring my family and so many others together! You are such a blessing.  Melissa H., Tennessee

 Association of Professional Genealogists member

Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County member; Board of Directors - Treasurer

 National Genealogical Society member

Search Angel volunteer

45+ years of traditional, record-based genealogy experience; 7+ years of genetic genealogy experience 


Contact Us Now to Analyze Your Genealogy DNA Testing

Using your DNA test results from ancestry.com, FTDNA, 23andMe or MyHeritage, Genetic Genealogy Research, LLC uses genetic genealogy in conjunction with traditional genealogy research to help adoptees identify their biological parents, and to help people identify and solve misattributed parentage, and other brick walls, in their family trees.    Your genealogy DNA testing can be used to enhance your family tree, confirm or refute family tree lines, and correct misattributed parentage.  For adoptees, your DNA results can be used to fill in the family tree lines of your unknown parentage.



Genetic Genealogy Research

Analysis of your DNA test results to confirm or refute your family tree.  Specializing in resolving unknown parentage and misattributed parentage cases. 

Fee for genetic genealogy research is $25/hour; minimum fee is $100 for 4 hours of research; additional time billed in 15 minute increments

Speaking Engagements

Topics for speaking engagements include:

  • Introduction to Genetic Genealogy
  • Identifying and Resolving Discrepancies in Your Family Tree Using DNA Testing
  • Building Family Trees in Ancestry.com – Tips and Tricks
  • Mirror Trees – What They Are and How to Use Them
  • Practical Applications for X DNA Results
  • Using Third Party Tools to Analyze Your DNA Test Results
  • Pedigree Thief – A Myriad of Functions for the Genetic Genealogist
  • Using Cluster Analysis of Your DNA Matches
  • Using GEDMatch.com

Local On-Site Genealogy Research

 Onsite research is available at the: 

  • Washtenaw County, Michigan Courthouse 
  • William L. Clements Library - specializing in primary source materials relating to early American history 
  • LDS Ann Arbor Michigan Family History Center 
  • Bentley Historical Library - specializing in Michigan history 

Fees for on-site research are $25/hour plus out of pocket costs for parking, copies, etc.; minimum fee is $25; additional time billed in 15 minutes increments

Hourly Research (payable in 15 min. increments)

Genealogy vs Geneology vs Geneaology

A Common Misspelling

People frequently misspell "genealogy" as geneology, or even geneaology.  And likewise genealogist is sometimes misspelled as geneologist or geneaologist.  

Most of us learned early on that the suffix "-ology" means the study of, so it makes sense that the study of something relating to genes would be geneology or geneaology.  

The correct spelling is genealogy, with the root of the word coming from the Greek word genea, meaning generation, family or race  And the ending does indeed mean the study of, it just doesn't have the connecting "o" before "-logy".  

When you are searching for a family history on the internet, you might want to try the alternate spellings of genealogy.  For example, if you are searching for a Leitch family history, in addition to Leitch genealogy, you might want to search also for Leitch geneology and Leitch geneaology.