DNA Hunters



Updated 10/25/2020

DNA Hunters now offers DNA Hunters Society—a membership for genealogists who want to use DNA to achieve their family research goals. The Society provides both DNA education and community. Society members learn how to combine DNA with genealogy for family research to solve family mysteries and break through brick walls in their family trees.

When you join the DNA Hunters Society, you get immediate access to a library of videos and extensive handouts on how to use DNA for genealogy research, interpreting DNA results from various companies, and more.

For a full list of videos, click here .

You’ll also receive:

• live Master Classes with DNA expert, Mary Eberle

• live Q&A sessions

• a community forum, and

member discounts!

They’ll help you harness the power of DNA so you can accomplish your research goals.

I’d like to introduce you to Mary Eberle, founder of DNA Hunters. She’s a local entrepreneur and DNA detective, dedicated to finding the missing puzzle piece in her clients’ familial ancestry. Mary is passionate about her work, and after learning about how she helps others, it’s easy to understand why.

What products and services do you offer? I find people’s missing relatives using DNA. My clients include adoptees and others with unknown parents or grandparents. My clients test at DNA testing companies like Ancestry, 23andMe, and FamilyTreeDNA.
I also provide DNA workshops throughout the country and in Canada, as well as webinars. In Madison, I teach all-day DNA workshops through the Wisconsin Historical Society.
I’m also the author of the Kindle eBook, 23 Best Tips for DNA Testing and Family History.

What made you want to be a business owner, specifically in your area of expertise? I have more than 30 years experience working with DNA. I also enjoy solving mysteries. Running my own business combines these passions, and lets me travel and learn new things.

What is less known about your business that you wish more people knew? Projects take time. TV shows examples of mysteries being solved with DNA in minutes. This can be very misleading.

What is your favorite aspect of your business so far? I love seeing the joy on clients’ faces when I solve their family mystery.

What is your favorite item you offer? Finding people’s birth parents.

How did you end up in Madison? After earning my bachelor’s degree in 1986, my first job was at an agricultural biotech company in Madison. I left Madison for a few years for jobs and law school. But I’ve always returned.

Tell me why you love Madison. Madison has it all: art, education, recreation, great food, and community. Another reason I love Madison is that my two sisters and their families also live here.

How can people get ahold of you?

Phone: 608-206-0641


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Madison 52 readers can use the coupon code FRUGAL2018 to get 30% off my DNA Boot Camp webinars at HackGenealogy.com


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Stacy Elaine

I love living in Madison and make the most of all it has to offer. In addition to socializing in the incredible food scene (I’m a true foodie!), I enjoy theatre, music, opera, kayaking, camping, and making day trips to experience Madison’s fantastic outlying communities. My long background in residential property management, paired with a formal education in psychology, inspired me to merge those experiences and become a real estate agent. Now I put those skills to work for you, fulfilling my inherent desire to help people, earn their trust, and advocate for their best interests. It all starts with the opportunity to hear about your dreams, concerns, and what’s important to you. So, let’s talk about your real estate goals. I look forward to listening to you.