Dee Dee King, CG of Forensic Genealogy Services, LLC is a very special type of genealogist. This is from her website:
“Dee Dee King, CG, is the contract professional genealogist for the US Navy Casualty POW/MIA Branch. She identifies living relatives who are eligible to contribute mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and yDNA Family Reference Samples and family members, who by law, can direct disposition of remains as requested by the Department of the Navy for unaccounted-for Navy service members from World War II, Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War, through Desert Storm.”
WOW! This is a whole different ballgame. Just think of all of the families that Dee Dee has helped. She is definitely a genealogist you can look up to. Here is one of Dee Dee’s current cases. Dee Dee does other work as well but in my opinion the work she does for the Navy is just the coolest.
You can read more about Dee Dee on her Bio Page. You can also check out the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy home page if you would like more information about this type of genealogical research. If you are really interested, then I suggest you consider attending the Forensic Genealogy Institute in Dallas, Texas but only if you have a significant amount of research experience under your belt. This course in not geared for beginners. It is definitely on my wish list.
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