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Richard Hill

Author and Speaker

Richard Hill is a well-known author and speaker on the subject of genetic genealogy. A pioneer in the field, he was the first known adoptee to identify his birth family through home DNA tests.

Richard is the author of two books. Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA is an award-winning personal memoir that follows his decades long search for his birth parents. It is available in print, eBook, and audiobook formats on Amazon and elsewhere.

Hill's Kindle Short Book, Guide to DNA Testing, is an easy-to-ready introduction to genetic genealogy.

In 2008 Richard launched DNA-Testing-Adviser.com, one of the first independent sites in the field of consumer DNA testing and genetic genealogy.

International genealogy and DNA testing company, MyHeritage, chose Richard to be on the Advisory Board of DNA Quest, a program that distributed free DNA tests to adoptees and their birth families.


Adoption Today magazine has published several articles contributed by Richard. He has also advised Amy Dickinson, author of the syndicated Ask Amy column, and she has quoted him in her column.

Richard is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, the American Adoption Congress and the International Society of Genetic Genealogy.

Having personally done all the DNA tests that provide genetic matches to other users, Richard is quite familiar with the top DNA testing kits reviewed on bestdnatestingkits.com. As a cat owner, however, he has no comment on the dog testing kits reviewed here. J