Using DNA Testing to Discover Your Roots
CeCe Moore is a professional genetic genealogist who is considered an innovator in the use of autosomal DNA for genealogy. She writes the popular blog “Your Genetic Genealogist” (www.yourgeneticgenealogist.com), which boasts readership from genealogy enthusiasts in 115 different countries and from top universities, research hospitals, the national news media, DNA testing companies and governmental agencies. CeCe is frequently recognized by the press and consulted in regard to the emerging personal genomics industry, including making Newsweek’s “Recommended Reading” List for DNA and being quoted by the Washington Post, Discover Magazine’s Gene Expression, Science Blog’s Genetic Future, Genomes Unzipped, Genomics Law Report, Fox Health, CNN's Paging Dr. Gupta and Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter.
She is the Southern California Coordinator for the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG.org) and administers the organization's DNA-Newbie Yahoo Group. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Mixed Roots Foundation and was appointed to lead the 23andMe Ancestry Advisory Committee. She is the administrator of the Proctor DNA Project and co-administrator of the Travis DNA Project as well as the cofounder of the North San Diego County Genealogical Society DNA Interest Group.
Much of CeCe's research is drawn from the DNA tests of over thirty of her close family members, spanning four generations. Recently, spurred on by the results of one of these tests, CeCe discovered that her brother-in-law and nieces are directly descended from Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson. Due to this surprising discovery she has been inspired to undertake an autosomal DNA research project focusing on the Hemings/Jefferson descendants.
Since studying music at USC on full scholarship, CeCe has been working in the entertainment industry for over two decades. As a longtime member of Screen Actors Guild, she was chosen to serve on the Primetime Television Nominating Committee for the Screen Actors Guild Awards® last year. The result of combining both of her professions, her production company StudioINTV (www.studiointv.com) recently won a Telly Award for their Family Tree DNA commercial.
CeCe is a member of Mensa and the proud mother of a seven-year-old boy.