February 26-29, 2020

RootsTech 2020, 10-Year Anniversary, Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah

“Search Angel Secrets”

Wednesday, February 26th, 3 pm, Room 255D

Saturday, February 29th, 3 pm, Room 255F

Come to Mckell’s presentation (same presentation; two choices on the date) to find out how you can use *search angel techniques to help yourself or others solve DNA mysteries. (*volunteering to find unknown parents)

March 5, 2020

Phoenix East Valley DNA Interest Group

7 pm – 8:15 pm

Classroom 105, Institute of Religion, across from Mesa Community College

1310 S. Dobson, Mesa, Arizona

Case Study: Helping an 80-year old adoptee find the identity of her birth mother. Her highest DNA match on one Polish/Galician/Austrian grandparent’s line: 35 centiMorgans (which is very low!)

March 16, 2020

Copper Springs Family Night, Gilbert, Arizona

What to do with your DNA results

Open to all residents

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Some recent presentations:

February 6, 2020

Phoenix East Valley DNA Interest Group, 7 pm, Mesa, Arizona

“Helping Adoptees: Case Study of an Intermediate Case”

See how traditional search techniques and working with DNA results quickly came together to identify birth parents. The “What are the Odds?” tool from DNApainter.com will be demonstrated, as used for this case.

November 11, 2019

(Monday) 12:30 pm: What’s in your DNA? “Saving Golden Spike: The Story of Bernice Gibbs Anderson,” a look at what Mckell has learned about herself by learning more about her grandmother this past year through in-depth research into her archives. West Valley Genealogical Society, Sun City, Arizona.

October 30, 2019

(Wednesday) 3 pm. Private presentation for members of Las Palmas Sendas genealogy club, Mesa, Arizona: Working with your DNA matches.

October 2, 2019

(Wednesday) 6:30 pm – 8 pm: “DNA in Family History Research,” at HD South, the Gilbert Heritage District South Historical Museum, 10 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ. Follow the signs to the presentation room and park on the north side of the museum (not on Gilbert Road).

Adoptive mom, daughter, birthmother on KSL news

Family History

Families are important! Mckell believes that people don’t have to choose between their known family and new family members. It’s not a competition! People can expand their circle of family with great emotional healing to all.

Casual consultations

Mckell is available to meet you at one of the public libraries in the East Valley of metro Phoenix. The libraries closest to Mckell are the Chandler Sunset library and the Mesa Dobson Ranch library, but she is open to other meeting locations.

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