A team of knowledgeable genealogists, citizen scientists, geneticists and IT professionals knew that advances in DNA technology may be able to help those who were seeking unknown family members. A methodology was developed and is constantly being revised and updated as new developments in DNA research are discovered. In 2012, DNAGedcom.com was born under the direction of Rob Warthen, an IT professional and a Director of Product Development for an information technology solutions firm. We now bring you DNAAdoption.com. Our main goal is to help others find those unknown ancestors. Success in using DNA is now becoming a more common event, especially for adoptees. A new world of adoptee sear
ching is gaining momentum and we e
xpect we will also see new discoveries in the world of genealogy as well.
MEET THE TEAM
Rob is Director of Product Development for an IT firm, a programmer, and the inspiration behind the utilities we provide here and at DNAGedcom.com. A Project Administrator for the Family Tree DNA Global Adoptee Genealogy Project and Owner/Moderator of the groups AdoptionDNA_Tools and DNAadoption. He is also the owner of the DNAGedcom.com web site. Rob is married to an adoptee and helped her find her birth mother.
Karin, an adoptee, is a retired international accounting manager, a published author, and has been a genealogist for 30 years. Currently, as a volunteer Search Angel she helps other adoptees to work with their DNA results in hopes of finding their families. A Project Administrator for the Family Tree DNA Global Adoptee Genealogy Project and Moderator of the groups UnknownFathersDNAGroup, AdoptionDNA_Tools and DNAadoption, she has worked with Rob as a partner in DNAGedcom.com. She has written a blog about her own adoptee experience using DNA at FindingFoleys.
Diane is a retired systems analyst and senior IT manager for Microsoft, Novell and Boeing. Diane is an analyst for the team and developed the concept of the methodology supplied by DNAadoption.com. She is currently working as a partner with DNAGedcom.com to help define our product and scope along with the opportunities to proceed in this new field. As an experienced volunteer Search Angel and a professional genealogist, she has been researching DNA data and finding genealogical connections through that research. Diane has been an entrepreneur with an eCommerce business, an online University and as a consultant for small business marketing and website design.
Gaye, an adoptee, is a retired forensic accountant and financial fraud investigator. Since retirement, she has been combining her long held interests in genetics, genealogy and computer programming; helping people understand their DNA results and developing computer applications to assist them in that process. She is a member of the Adoptee Rights Coalition and is part of a vast network of adoption search angels and adoptee rights advocates.
CeCe is a professional genetic genealogist. Her area of expertise lies in assisting others in understanding Autosomal DNA testing products. She is considered an innovator in the use of autosomal DNA for genealogy, frequently consulted by DNA testing companies, genealogists, adoptees and the press. Her work includes: Lead Ancestry Ambassador for 23andMe, Moderator for the ISOGG DNA Newbie List, and Co-Director of the Global Adoptee Genealogy Project, International Society of Genetic Genealogy's Regional Coordinator for Southern California, Volunteer Administrator for the Proctor, Travis and the Adoptee DNA Projects at Family Tree DNA, and Administrator for the ISOGG Wikipedia. She also frequently makes presentations on the subject of genetic genealogy. She is well respected in the DNA and genetic genealogy communities. She is experienced in both online marketing and television ad campaigns. Her company, StudioINTV, won a Telly for online marketing for a FTDNA production.
Patty, an adoptee, is associated with a well known Private Investigation firm as well as a volunteer Search Angel. She helps adoptees and birth families through the search and reunion process. She is also involved in helping those that have had DNA testing navigate their results. She owns yahoo adoption search and reunion groups, AdoptionSearchAngels, EMLA, AFS_Archives, Heavens_Helpers and Searching_in_Texas She also moderates BoothBabyAdoptionRegistry, CASR, Finding-in-Florida, Homesteadadoption, NWASR, Soaring Angels and AdoptionDNA_Tools. She's an avid genealogist and spends many hours in libraries and courthouses doing research. She also has a background in real estate, sales and marketing.