Richard Hill

7065 Belding Rd. NE
Rockford, Michigan 49341
United States

Phone: 616-874-3177

Business Phone: 616-915-2121


Richard's award-winning book is Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in my DNA. The Next Generation Indie Book Awards named Finding Family as one of the top independently published memoirs in 2013. Kirkus Reviews calls the book an engaging, page-turning memoir that thoughtfully puts together the pieces of a family puzzle. The eBook version won a gold medal in 2013 Global Ebook Awards.


DNA Testing / Genetic Genealogy
Reuniting Adoptees with Biological Families


Finding Family with DNA Testing
DNA Testing Workshop
Other Talks on Genetic Genealogy

Speaking Conditions:

Will supply master for handouts
Will travel to US locations
Richard's book is for sale at his lectures
Will supply laptop
Required: projector with proper cable connection for laptop; screen or wall upon which to project images

Previous Engagements:

Michigan Genealogical Council Fall Seminar
Southern California Genealogical Society
The Franklin County (Ohio) Genealogical & Historical Society
7th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy
Detroit Society for Genealogical Research
Northwest Ohio Genealogy Seminar
Louisiana Adoption Advisory Board Conference
Who Do You Think You Are? Live (England) The Sophie de Marsac Campau Chapter NSDAR


A decades-long search for his biological family introduced Richard to several forms of DNA testing. Motivated to share his success secrets and tips with other adoptees and genealogists, he created his web site, which makes genetic genealogy understandable to all.

As the unifying expert who bridges the fields of genetic genealogy and adoption search, Mr. Hill has become the go-to person for adoptees, genealogists, and others seeking to find lost relatives or confirm suspected relationships. His groundbreaking use of genetic genealogy tests in adoption search has been featured on the front pages of The Wall Street Journal, the Grand Rapids Press, and the Detroit News. He has attained the Competent Communicator status in Toastmasters International.

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