Birth Family / People Search
Are you looking for a specific someone and hit a dead end? I have several research resources that are not accessible to the general public and can use these resources to search for your someone.
Although nobody can ever realistically give you a “guarantee” that they can find your person, unless it’s my Wisconsin Adoptee Finder guarantee, but for all other states, I can give you a “guarantee” that I will certainly exhaust all my options before I ever give up!
Be wise when choosing a “search agent” to conduct search. There are many out there that claim they are more than what they actually are and there are the companies that expect you to “break the bank”.
I am not a licensed “private detective” and don’t want to give you that impression, but I am a seasoned 20+ years experienced researcher that has a reputable and positive research outcome history. I pride myself on going above and beyond to help you. When in doubt-Check me out!
Please visit me on m personal facebook page and feel free to ask my many friends about me, about my research and reunion skills and more importantly how I will never sugar coat anything, I will not be unfair or dishonest with you and I will always keep you up to date on the search progress.
Genealogy/Famiy Tree Building
Whether your adopted or not, the first step in every search case is getting the history timeline in place, building your family tree and documenting events. This is your reference point where you will add more and more factual information to your “story”.
Genealogy research is rich with historical facts that will aid in digging up your roots and will also be helpful with other family members in your bloodline. I strongly recommend ancestry.com for this task. Once you upload your genealogical information, you will immediately connect to thousands of other people around the globe that somehow connect to your tree and may have answers you are seeking to fill the gaps in your own family history. They are also my first choice in DNA testing and connecting.
If you don’t have an ancestry membership or unsure how to utilize all the tools they offer, you can choose to HIRE ME, and I will build your tree for you and deliver it to you in hard copy form of a DVD and/or a Family Album when complete. I will also give you access as an “Editor” to your tree to enter your own information, photos and other documentation.
If you are in fact adopted, I strongly suggest to order the DNA test they offer and connect it to your tree. Mirror matching can then be done to your closest DNA matches to search for biological family members. Did you obtain your NON ID information? This information can make magic happen when collaborated with your DNA results. Read about how DNA & NON ID can help solve your case.
DNA results Mirror matching
My client Joyce Wild did DNA testing through ancestry.com and was connected to a 3rd cousin and hoped that it would lead her to her birth parents or siblings. After mirror tracing her DNA match to that 3rd cousin, I was able to identify her biological mother and siblings! A 1st or 2nd cousin match is ideal, but more than often it will be 3rd or 4th and mean a lot more research with back and down tree building to research every single branch that may lead to the family you are seeking.
A clue to this type of research is connecting the locations at the time of importance, the ages or generation of the person your seeking and properly calculating the probability of the “3rd cousin connection using the Mirror tree method.
A mirror tree is a mirror image of your closest DNA connection’s tree. You don’t add yourself to their tree, you just work their tree down to you. You start with your DNA match and fill in their ancestors. The mirror tree method for finding shared ancestors works well on ancestry.com
Keep in mind, that mirror tracing can be very time consuming and not to expect an immediate find. Of course if your an exact match or 1st cousin match to someone, it would be an extremely faster search, unless your first cousin match also happens to be adopted! I personally had a case just like that! 1st cousin match has also proven to be a half sibling as well, in my most recent DNA research case.