“Finding the Birth Mother – A Case Study,” By Glenn York

June 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


A case study of a woman that was adopted at birth in the early 1950s.  She appeared to be related to my 2nd great grandparents.  I discuss the steps used to analyze her DNA matches and then using DNA matches and Family tree information to identify her birth mother.


Glenn has researched his many colonial ancestors for over 35 years.  He manages over 30 DNA tests for friends and family. Facilitates DNA study groups for two local Genealogical Societies.

He has attended four week-long Genetic Genealogy courses at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburg.  In addition, he has he has attended many seminars and presentations at local, state, regional, and national conferences.

He currently serves as President of the Larimer County Genealogical Society and the delegate to the Federation of Genealogical Societies for the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies.  He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and many genealogical and historical societies.  He teaches genealogy classes and volunteers to help people with genealogy research at the Fort Collins Library.