Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard

Professional genealogist, DNA detective, author, speaker and historian
Genes & Genealogy

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Michelle Leonard is a Scottish professional genealogist, DNA detective, author, speaker, historian and the official genetic genealogist of #AncestryHour.  She runs her own genealogy and DNA consultancy business, Genes & Genealogy, specialising in solving unknown parentage and all manner of unknown ancestor mysteries using a combination of DNA expertise and conventional research methodology.  She also undertakes traditional family history research, living relative tracing, historical and television research, podcasts, media consultation, tutoring, lecturing, course creation and teaching, bespoke family history books, webinars, speaking engagements and article, blog and book writing. Additionally, she is known for her work on the WW1 Fromelles Genealogy Project, is a regular speaker at major genealogy events and co-author of "Tracing Your Ancestors Using DNA: A Guide For Family Historians" published by Pen & Sword Books.  You can find out more about Michelle on her Genes & Genealogy Facebook page and you can follow her on Twitter.