Who is Who

Dave Dowell

Dave Dowell

Dave Dowell is an educator, author, and genetic genealogy researcher. He has published several books including NextGen Genealogy: The DNA Connection. He is the administrator of the Dowell DNA Projectat FamilyTreeDNA. He also writes a blog, Dr D Digs Up Ancestors.

Lisa Franklin

Lisa Franklin

Lisa Franklin is part of the team at the Franklin Surname DNA project. Apart from genealogy and genetic genealogy, she works in healthcare and is active in many outdoor hobbies. Question: Please tell me about yourself. What do you do for a living? Answer: A registered nurse, I currently work as an Information Technology (IT) …

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Chuck Thornton

Charles Thornton

Charles “Chuck” Thornton is a surname and Y-DNA haplogroup researcher. His interests include the Thornton Surname project, the I1d1 (I-P109) yDNA Haplogroup Project, and the P109+_DYS-455=9 Geographic Project. Question: What do you do for a living? Answer: I have a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and an MBA in Finance & Investments. My career …

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Ann Turner

Dr Ann Turner

Dr. Ann Turner is an active educator and advocate for the genetic genealogy community. She co-authored one of the first guides to genetic genealogy testing, “Trace Your Roots with DNA,” and founded the Genealogy-DNA mailing list on Rootsweb. She has used DNA testing to explore both her family’s ancestry and medical genetics. She is also …

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Mark Hyman

Mark Hyman

Mark Hyman is a member of the adoptee and genetic genealogy communities. He is part of the DNA Adoption group with Patty Drabing, Karin Corbeil, and Diane Harman-Hoog. The DNA Adoption team provides classes that help adoptees and others searching for family understand and use DNA test results. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” …

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Shelly Harris

Shelly Harris

Shelly Harris is actively involved in the genetic genealogy community including the forums at FamilyTreeDNA and GEDMatch. She works with many surname research groups to make discoveries both through traditional genealogy and DNA testing. Apart from genealogy, she is a mother, business woman, and gardener. Question: Please tell me about yourself. What do you do …

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Marleen Van Horne

Marleen Van Horne

Marleen Van Horne is the administrator of several Surname DNA projects. She is also the list moderator of the Genealogy-DNA mailing list on Rootsweb. Question: Please tell me about yourself. What do you do for a living? Answer: I am retired, since 1999. Before retirement I was a systems analyst, specializing in designing, building, executing …

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Lauren Boyd

Lauren Boyd McLachlan

Lauren Boyd McLachlan has been kind enough to agree to be the first person interviewed in my new series. Question: Please tell me about yourself. What do you do for a living? Answer: I am one of those who “flat line” on Interest Survey Tests. I have such a wide range of interest that there …

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Angie Bush

Angie Bush

Angie Bush is a mother, a professional genealogist, and a genetic genealogy consultant. She and her family live in Utah. Question: Please tell me about yourself. What do you do for a living? What are your other hobbies and interests apart from genealogy? Answer: I have been a professional genetic genealogist since 2012. I’m very …

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