Genetic Genealogy May ID Three Infants Pulled from River

Minnesota criminal investigators are hoping that new DNA analysis and genetic genealogy will lead to the identification of three infants pulled from the Mississippi river over a period of several years. The three cases are among 56 unidentified person cases in that state. Baby Girl “Jamie” It was Nov. 4, 1999, when the body ofContinue reading “Genetic Genealogy May ID Three Infants Pulled from River”

Genealogist Helps Solve “Bundled Toddler” Case

In 1963, the concealed body of a young child was discovered in the mountains east of Ashland, Oregon. Now, nearly 60 years later, that child has been identified with the aid of genetic genealogy.  In July of 1963, a 65-year-old man had gone fishing at the Keene Creek Reservoir, located along Greensprings Highway east ofContinue reading “Genealogist Helps Solve “Bundled Toddler” Case”

DNA Results Stun Researchers

Many family researchers, genealogists and others are taking DNA tests today to trace their ancestry and learn more about their genetic origins. For some, the results are a confirmation of what they already suspected; for others, it may be a total surprise.     Imagine your DNA test results come back and you discover you areContinue reading “DNA Results Stun Researchers”

Forensic Genealogy: Will it Be Used to Identify Remains of Military Personnel

Today’s news headlines are filled with stories about cold cases being solved by law enforcement — human remains returned to loved ones after relatives have been missing for decades and elusive serial killers finally being brought to justice for their crimes. So, what has changed during the last four years? Why are more missing personsContinue reading “Forensic Genealogy: Will it Be Used to Identify Remains of Military Personnel”

FREE Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) Test Primer

Have you considered exploring your maternal ancestry using mitochondrial (mtDNA) testing, but were intimidated by all of the medical jargon? Perhaps you are confused about whether this DNA test offers the types of genetic information you are seeking. Maybe you’re wondering if the cost is worthwhile. If you’ve had some of these questions, let usContinue reading “FREE Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) Test Primer”

Sultan Basin John Doe Case Needs Public’s Help

On April 9, 2007, two timber surveyors pulled over their vehicle near milepost 9 on Sultan Basin Road, which travels through Sultan, Washington. They stopped to survey the adjacent woods for a logging job they planned to bid on. On their way back to the vehicle, the surveyors made a gruesome discovery in what wasContinue reading “Sultan Basin John Doe Case Needs Public’s Help”

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