The Who’s Who of Genetic Genealogy

The Who’s Who of Genetic Genealogy profiles those who influence the field through citizen science, project administration, education efforts, and community outreach. Begun in May of 2016, it seeks to fill a need that I saw when I first became interested in genetic genealogy. That is, I wished to know something more about the members of the community beyond the confines of online mailing lists and forums. — Rebekah

Howard Wolinsky

Howard Wolinsky

Howard Wolinsky is a science writer, genealogist, and one of the earliest adopters in the genetic genealogy community. He is an mtDNA HV1b2 and a Y-DNA G2. When he is not authoring books and breaking down genealogical roadblocks, he and his wife travel the world and explore different cultures. [fusion_builder_container ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Lynne Taylor Montanari

Lynne Taylor Montanari

Lynne Taylor Montanari is a genealogist and mother. She uses DNA to research her own genealogy and help others find family. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"] Question: Please tell me about ...
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Marilyn Souders

Marilyn Souders

Marilyn Souders is a retired registered nurse (RN), business woman, and grandmother. She is also the administrator of the Cleves Surname project at FamilyTreeDNA ...
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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" ...
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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, ...
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Ruth Gonzalez

Ruth Gonzalez is the involved with the Voices in Time and mtDNA haplogroup C projects. She is a retired teacher and a genealogist. She lives with her husband and her Morkie. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" ...
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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 ...
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