Probate Genealogy: An Intriguing Field of Research

Professional genealogy is a diverse field that includes a wide variety of unique specialties from adoption to genetics, cartography, photographic analysis, military, migration, religious groups, ethnic groups, and many more. One of the lesser known specialties is probate genealogy.  Probate is the legal process through which an individual’s real estate (property) and personal estate (possessions)Continue reading “Probate Genealogy: An Intriguing Field of Research”

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”

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