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Richard Hill
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  • Rockford, MI
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  • Bill Czygan
  • Allen McClain
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  • Steve Richards
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  • Katherine Hope Borges
  • Judith Richards Shubert
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DNA Testing Update

May 12, DNA Test Leads Man to Eight Siblings

Victor loved his late father but knew nothing about the man's past life. A DNA test answered many of his questions, revealing three prior wives and a total of eight siblings. Read the story here.

May 11, The Cure for Retirement Boredom Can Be Fun and Profitable

Do you need a new sense of purpose? Have knowledge you want to share with others? Finding something fun and profitable to do in retirement can make all the difference. The company I used to create DNA Testing Adviser offers a FREE Retirement Business Mini Course. If you are retired or approaching retirement, I urge you to check it out.

May 10, Using Mitochondrial Haplogroups for Genealogy

Family Tree DNA, 23andMe, and Living DNA can all report mitochondrial haplogroups to some level. While this information traces the ancient origins of your direct maternal line, it can also be used for genealogy. Blogger Robert Estes explains how with some excellent examples.

May 7, Discussing Adoption with the Author of "American Baby"

The best book I've ever read on the subject of adoption is "American Baby." In this excellent interview with the author Gabrielle Glaser, you get a concise summary of the book and the often horrific history of adoption in America. This is a must-read for everyone. Please check it out.

May 6, A First Mother's Pain on Mother's Day

While most of us see Mother's Day as a happy occasion, it can be a difficult day for some. That can include women who were never able to have children and the first mothers who relinquished a child for adoption. Lorraine Dusky, author of "Hole in My Heart," shares her thoughts on this difficult holiday.

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Adoption Search

Just like other genealogists, adoptees are searching for our roots. We just start out with less information than others. We share the same goals and use the same tools, including vital records, online databases, and now genetic genealogy.See More
Oct 28, 2020

Profile Information

What surnames are you interested in researching?
Richards, Hartzell, Franich, Harrier
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
United States, Great Britain, Croatia
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I was adopted and began a mid-life search for my birth parents. A genetic genealogy test showed me that my surname was Richards. As I found my birth father's family, I got into genealogy as a means of connecting this new family to the three Richards men that I match. I now manage the Richards DNA Surname Project at Family Tree DNA. More recently I have begun to research my birth mother's line and both of my wife's parental lines.
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My Genetic Genealogy Story in the Wall Street Journal

My successful search for my biological ancestors was covered in a front-page article, May 2, 2009: Family Secrets: An Adopted Man's 26-Year Quest for His Father. Richard Hill Uses Latest DNA Techniques And Lots of Shoe Leather to Solve a Riddle

Click here to read the story online.

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How to Identify Ancestors and Confirm Relationships through DNA Testing

This is the title of my new DNA Testing Guide. You can download it free from this page.

My DNA Testing Adviser web site  has a lot of useful information for genealogists, adoptees and others. Yet I felt an overview was needed to put the different DNA tests in perspective.

I describe the four major test types. Then I summarize their purposes, strengths…


Posted on August 30, 2011 at 12:48pm

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