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. Registration is required: Free for Gilbert Historical Society members; $10 for non-members. Follow the signs to the presentation room and park on the north side of the museum (not on Gilbert Road).

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 I’ve learned about myself by learning more about my grandmother this past year through in-depth research into her archives. West Valley Genealogical Society, Phoenix, AZ.

February 26-29, 2020

RootsTech 2020, Salt Lake City, Utah

“Search Angel Secrets”

Come to my presentation to find out how you can use search angel techniques to help yourself or others solve DNA mysteries.


August 29, 2019

(Thursday) 7 pm – 8 pm, Chandler Museum, 300 S. Chandler Village Drive, Chandler, AZ 85226. Heritage and History workshop, part 4 (DNA information will be a small part of the final night of this series).

February 14, 2019

Valentine’s Day morning presentation to AZ Genbuds intermediate genealogists’ club in Sun Lakes, Arizona.

Topic: How to reverse-engineer a tree for a new unknown match.

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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