The Lisa Project

The Lisa Project was a roaring success! The team pulled together by Barbara Rae-Venter and the DNA Special Interest Group here was able to identify the missing child and in the process helped solve a serial killer’s rampage. The Lisa Project is finished, but the DNA Sig here at MoCoGenSo is still going strong, and the DNA Adoption site is still helping to discover the ancestry of adopted folks. Volunteers are still wanted.

Meanwhile, if you like a good mystery story, or would like to read about the results of the Lisa Project, the Boston Globe has just this morning published a great article about “Lisa” and the serial killer who abducted her. To find out the real birth name of Lisa, click the following link. (You can click Close in the upper left to not sign up for an account.)

Finding Lisa

The article is long, but interesting all the way to the end. Barbara, Junel Davidsen and the Monterey County Genealogy Society are all mentioned!

And remember, the DNA Sig that cracked this case meets at the FHC on the 2nd Saturday of most every month. (Always check here for the schedule.) Perhaps Barbara will let you help solve the next mystery! (Which might be your own brick wall.)

Congratulations to Barbara. Without her gumption and persistence, this puzzle would have never been solved.


Character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking. — J.C. Watts


2 thoughts on “The Lisa Project

  1. Beth McKenzie

    I am from San Luis Obispo County. I haven’t found too much information about this subclade. My result was H1e1a which is a bit different than your result. Based on the limited results is our H1e type is definately Western European and West North African with high percentages in The Basque area of Spain and Morocco. My known female ancestor was from Pennsylvania who I believe had mom or grandma from Germany.. though I am not completely certain. According the website that provided my result my closest relative has a female ancestor from Southern Portugal. I hope this information helps a bit .

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