Our genealogists have been asked on many earlier occasions to assist clients with more specialized genealogical services. Each of the services that we provide also includes, as with all of our research, full detailed reporting on our findings.
These specialized family search services services include Biological Parent and Child Searches on Adoptees, Missing Person Search Services, Aboriginal/Métis Research Services, and Genetic Genealogy Kin Reconstructions.
Children get adopted and more often than not into loving families, though there is a longing by these children for much of their lives, including sometimes their biological parents as well, to determine where the other now is. To meet their mothers and fathers. To understand better their biological past with aunts, uncles and cousins. If you are struggling in these ways with an adoption, consider consulting with us on how we might be able to help you answer many of your adoption questions.
It is important to realize that not every search for an adopted child by a biological parent, or vice versa, is possible with a client’s known information. Further, sometimes these reunifications do not work out as either party had hoped even if they are found. It is imperative that every client understand these possibilities and problems with their investigations before going down this research path. Therefore, you must be prepared to accept these consequences. GEN-FIND will not match parent and child if we knowingly believe that one party is not open to speaking with the other.
To initiate a case you will have to provide us with as much information on your biological parents, or biological child, as possible. You must have your court adoption papers already in hand before we could proceed with an investigation.
Are you struggling with a desire to locate a family member or friend from your past? Possibly someone has died in your family, and you need to find that elusive sibling that disappeared from your life years ago to inform them of the situation?
If your goal is to reconnect with these individuals, let GEN-FIND help you do what we do best – locate people. It is important to say that your interest in finding this someone needs to be clearly documented. If we feel that your intentions are less than honourable, we will not accept the case. Further, GEN-FIND will not identify the whereabouts of someone if we knowingly believe that one party is not open to communicating with the other, nor do we conduct any work concerning past marital/divorce matters.
To initiate a case, please compile as much information that you have on the individual, along with extensive background on why you want to connect with this party and your past history with them.
If you are struggling to piece your ancestor family tree together and are seeking to find that family Indigenous connection (First Nations, Inuit, Métis), GEN-FIND can help. Included in this service category are Aboriginal/Metis applications for membership to the three main Indigenous government lists granting status to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people who can prove descent from these main bodies.
Our firm receives many enquiries and cases for conducting Aboriginal/Métis ancestral research, so we accept only a small number of cases each year. As a caveat, our firm will only conduct such research that is contained within the boundaries of Canada.
All research involving Indigenous peoples is undertaken in accordance with the second edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, and, in particular, Chapter 9: “Research Involving the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada.”
To initiate a case, please ensure you have as much information as you can gather for the investigation, not only on who you believe may be the Indigenous blood progenitors but also on the entire family descendancy. We will use traditional genealogical research on the case to ensure that all the appropriate resources available to us have been exhausted. With this said, if your ancestors did not leave a proper paper trail to follow, the search results will be dismal.
Whether you refer to it as ‘genetic genealogy family reconstruction ’ or ‘DNA family reconstruction’, the end results are the same. In the absence of any useful genealogical details to break that brick wall in determining ancestors and related parties to a base subject, one is confronted with having only genetic genealogy to reconstruct kin relationships. Family historians may be faced with this final alternative to locate family members – surviving or deceased. It is important to realize and remember, however, that DNA work is not mutually exclusive from traditional genealogical search techniques but rather helps support in-depth traditional research. DNA work alone will not fully solve genealogical mysteries.
As researchers, we want to build on the testing and knowledge of DNA determinations for a subject and apply concepts of Y-DNA, X-DNA, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), and autosomal DNA (atDNA) to try and rebuild a family structure that ultimately connects two individuals via a particular bloodline. Accuracy is very high when it comes to reading each of the hundreds of thousands of positions (or markers) in your DNA.
If you are struggling with the possibility of having to use DNA to try and make some sense of the needed kin reconstruction for your family, please contact us today for a free evaluation of your case. Let us help you get through those brick walls in finding genealogical connections for your case. We have specialists that work with our firm in an attempt to reconstruct these difficult bloodlines that cannot be solved through typical genealogical research and documentation.
GEN-FIND offers genealogical knowledge, experience, and a worldwide resource network that achieves high-quality results. Contact our team of qualified genealogists for a free consultation. If you find a better-written price for the same quoted service, we will beat that price by 10%.