The Gene Hunter Coming 2020!

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 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 compiled over 75 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 with a growing number of law enforcement agencies. The Gene Hunter! Coming in Spring 2020 from Republic Books.

Solving Crime Through Genealogy

The DNA that is in the systems that police used is a system called CODIS, the Combined DNA Index System. Now, there’s actually three levels for that. There is a local state and national level. So, if someone is arrested and depending on what state they’re in, their DNA is tested.

Investigative Genetic Genealogy

One of the most fascinating things to me that have happened in the last few years is the use of DNA in what’s called Investigative Genetic Genealogy. It is now possible and it is being used to solve major crimes. And one of the amazing stats that I came across was the fact that there are over 

Genealogical Ghost Hunt: Princess Blue

A very interesting case that I’m working is an unidentified body that is known as Princess Blue. She was found in 1990 on the side of a road. A gentleman stopped to relieve himself, and found the bones of this young woman on the side of the road near Manvel, Texas.