In the Media

Michelle’s work and expertise in the field of genetic genealogy have been highlighted in print and television.

  • 13 May 2019 – The Journal-News of Butler County Ohio covered the story of Cheryl Johnson who had an unknown father. Michelle found the father but cautioned Cheryl that her newfound father also had an unknown father. Cheryl searched for her grandfather only to find that he was also the grandfather of her best friend. More…
  • 6 May 2019 – NBC San Diego’s coverage of the use of genetic genealogy in solving violent crimes such as the ones committed by Christopher VanBuskirk. Watch…
  • 15 Apr 2019 – Michelle successfully identified a Bloomberg BusinessWeek reporter via DNA alone in under 4 hours. More…
  • Apr 2017 – Paul Fronczak published his book, The Foundling, detailing the search for his biological parents. Paul was abandoned in front of a department store in 1965 and Michelle was part of a team of four genetic genealogists who found is parents on June 2, 2015.