A Bit About Us

As I was working on my family tree, I understood the strange communion of destiny that linked me to my ancestors. I had the strong feeling that I was under the influence of events and problems left incomplete and unresolved by my parents, my grandparents, and my other ancestors.  — Carl Jung

Family History Detectives® believes that everyone deserves to know who they are and where they come from. It is a basic human right.

The power of genealogy to illuminate the truth.

Genealogy is not just for learning more about your great grandfather, although it is certainly that. Genetic genealogy combines the age old paper trail with new discoveries in DNA technology. The end result? Unknown persons are no longer unknown. From unknown parentage and adoptions, to violent crime and unidentified remains cold cases, answers are just a lab test away.

Our founder’s 3rd great grandfather, Rufus Walstein Williams, a lumberman and merchant in Holly Springs, Arkansas, shown with his second wife, Miriam Amanda Henrietta Adline Key. (Circa 1900)