Mary Henderson is a genealogy researcher with Legacy Tree Genealogists with a specialty in genetic genealogy. Please contact me here for all genealogy research requests.
Mary Henderson has 45+ years of experience with traditional, document-based genealogy, and 9+ years of experience with genetic genealogy. Mary 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. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, and is a member of, and serves as Treasurer of, the Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.
Mary Henderson has experience utilizing genetic genealogy with all ethnicities, including Ashkenazi Jewish and African-American, and from all areas of the world.
Experienced in all aspects of genealogy, in all areas of the world. Specialties include using DNA evidence to identify birth parents, solve cases of misattributed parentage, and break through brick walls in your family tree.
Please contact me here for all genealogy research requests.
Topics for speaking engagements include:
Saturday, April 17, 2021 - Ohio Genealogical Society 2021 Conference - Columbus, Ohio
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - Lyon Township Public Library 27005 S. Milford Rd., South Lyon, Michigan
Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 - Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County, Ann Arbor, Michigan https://washtenawgenealogy.org/eventListings.php
Friday, October 16, 2020 7 PM until 8 PM - Association of Professional Genealogists Professional Management Conference - Portland, Oregon DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
August 2020 - IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy - San Diego, California DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED
April 26, 2020 - this webinar was presented at the monthly meeting of the Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.
March 3, 2020 - 7 PM until 9 PM - Dexter District Library, Dexter, Michigan
February 1, 2020 noon until 2 PM - Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Branch, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 7 PM until 8:30 PM - Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Thursday, July 25, 2019 7 PM until 8:30 PM - Tecumseh District Library, 215 North Ottawa Street, Tecumseh, Michigan
Monday, April 1, 2019 7 PM until 8:30 PM - Ann Arbor Public Library, Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, Michigan
January 7, 2019 7 PM until 8:30 PM - Ann Arbor Public Library, Malletts Creek Branch
Using your DNA test results from ancestry.com, FTDNA, 23andMe or MyHeritage, you can use genetic genealogy in conjunction with traditional genealogy research to help identify your biological parents if you're adopted, and to help you identify and solve misattributed parentage, and other brick walls, in your 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.
Comments from clients:
"We are forever indebted to you for the amazing service and assistance you have provided to us. We are impressed with all that you have done." Rob R. - Washington, D.C.
"As interpreting DNA results for an adoptee is quite complex, complicated even more because of Jewish ancestry, we consulted with professional genealogist, Mary Henderson, Ann Arbor, MI, who owns Genetic Genealogy Research, LLC, which specializes in genetic genealogy. She's spectacular. And spectacularly smart. Tina C. - Michigan
"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
National Genealogical Society member
Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast member
Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County member; former Board of Directors - Treasurer
45+ years of traditional, record-based genealogy experience; 7+ years of genetic genealogy experience
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.