Carol Genung, owner of Illuminated Ancestries, is a professional genealogist specializing in DNA evidence and Midwestern research. She also writes and lectures on a variety of DNA and genealogy topics. She has been researching for nearly 30 years. She has a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. She holds positions as a board member and editor of her local genealogy society’s journal Gleanings, as Regent of her DAR chapter, and as a volunteer at her local genealogy library.