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?
Madison 52 readers can use the coupon code FRUGAL2018 to get 30% off my DNA Boot Camp webinars at HackGenealogy.com
Would you like to be featured on Madison 52? Please reach out to me and/or schedule a time for us to meet or have a phone conversation
Do you know someone or a business who you think others should know more about? I’d love to hear about your idea – let me know!