About the Book

Republic Books is proud to announce the upcoming release of The Gene Hunter by Shera LaPoint.
A native of south Louisiana with deep Cajun roots, Shera turned to the Ancestry-dot-com website to learn more about her family tree after the death of her grandfather—and discovered a life-changing new passion.
Now a popular lecturer and professional genealogist who has completed over seventy-five cases where adoptees or people of unknown parentage were reunited with their families, Shera was praised by the League City, Texas, Police Department for helping solve the decades-old “Killing Fields” murder case.

Ready to track down a long-lost family member? Find out what genetic genealogy is, why DNA evidence is scientifically foolproof, and how Shera’s painstaking research and sterling reputation has made her a trusted partner for law enforcement.

The Gene Hunter. Coming in spring 2020 from Republic Books.

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