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Finding My Family with DNA
Hear my groundbreaking DNA story, learn the latest methods for finding previously unknown relatives, and see some recent examples of surprise discoveries.
My name is Richard Hill. I was the first adoptee to identify my birth family through genetic genealogy DNA testing. This was so remarkable at the time that my story was later told on the front page of The Wall Street Journal. To share what I learned with other adoptees and genealogists, I created the DNA Testing Adviser website in 2008. It was the first major independent website on the subject that was not created by a testing company. Over the next 13 years, I educated thousands of readers and answered a regular flood of individual questions. Wishing to reduce my workload at age 75, I sold that website and the similarly named Facebook Page in August 2021.