DNA Family Help

Michael Sainsbury, Genetic Genealogist & Principal Researcher, DNA Family Help

I’m a professionally trained librarian and longtime genealogist. Let me put my genetic genealogy skills to work for you!

Helping you make sense of your DNA results.

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I took a DNA test. Now what?

Have you taken a DNA test but don’t know what to do next? I can help you understand your results!

Making Sense of Your Matches

I’ll organize your top matches so you’ll know how they fit into your family tree. (Typically 3 hours.)

In-Depth Research

We’ll establish a research question and use your DNA results to find the answer. (Typically 3 hours at a time.)

Results & Rate

All services include include a written report and suggestions for future research so you can decide what to do next. Rate: $50 per hour.

Written Reports

In compliance with standards set by the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists Research (ICAPGen) your written report may include some or all of these sections:

  • Research Objective
  • Background Information
  • Evidence Analysis
  • Source Citations
  • Transcriptions, Abstracts and/or Translations
  • Summary
  • Future Research Recommendations

Wow I really don’t know what to say, I spent most of yesterday in a daze, my mother and adoption father died some 30 years ago and over that period I’ve been trying one way and another to find my routes without success. Then suddenly you’ve done it so quickly.

A huge thank you for all your work and being so generous with your time!

When I contacted you I was expecting that our connection was going to be on my maternal side. I anticipated researching for days, not minutes, in trying to put the connections together from your tree. Thank-you so much for having the foresight to narrow my search area down to such a finite point.