"I approached Wendy of KnowMyRoots.com because my personal research had stalled. My quest was to find out about the paternal side of my roots. I am an International adoptee from South Korea. I had just taken the DNA tests through Ancestry and 23andMe and I knew it was time to enlist the help of a professional genetic genealogist."
"Wendy was receptive to my unique challenge from the very beginning. She listened carefully, asked thorough questions, and worked in a collaborative manner to keep me informed of her research - she kept impeccable notes. After narrowing down the search to a couple possible paternal lines, Wendy did an amazing job of seeking out living members of the family tree she built. She personally contacted everyone, and through her professional handling of these cold calls, we now have definitive results. Through matching DNA samples, I now know first cousins who knew my father, and can tell me stories. I couldn’t have done this without Wendy’s help, professionally and personally. "
"I highly recommend Wendy Wilson Spooner of KnowMyRoots.com for your DNA adoption problems and genetic genealogy research." --AHC.
Know My Roots Genetic Genealogy is dedicated to assisting adoptees and those with unknown parentage in finding biological family through traditional genealogical research and DNA testing. New opportunities for finding family are available via testing companies, which have created databases for the purpose of connecting individuals with others who share significant DNA percentages. DNA "matches" within these databases indicate close biological relationships - from parents and siblings, to 1 - 6th cousins. Numerous cases of unknown paternity and adoption have been solved through these methods.
Wendy Wilson Spooner is a professional Genetic Genealogist helping people find their roots through DNA testing and genealogical research.
Wendy earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and went on to obtain a post-graduate diploma in Genealogy, Heraldry, and Documentary Sciences from the International College of Interdisciplinary Sciences - post-nominals Licentiate Genealogist (Lic. G).
Wendy also earned a post-graduate diploma from the University of London's College of Teachers in Genealogy, Heraldry, and Documentary Sciences - post-nominals (LCoT), and is currently an assistant lecturer for the International College of Interdisciplinary Sciences.
As well, Wendy has earned advanced certificates in both Forensic and Genetic Genealogy.
Wendy is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the International Society of Genetic Genealogy, the National Genealogical Society, the Arizona Council of Professional Genealogists, the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.
Wendy currently serves as chairman of the advisory board for Century Vital Records based in Bangalore, India - http://centuryvitalrecords.com/ and as National Vice Chair for Daughters of the American Revolution, American Heritage Contest over Art & Sculpture. She previously served as Registrar for Daughters of the American Revolution, and as Secretary-Treasurer for Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.