Alison Wilde is a genetic genealogist. Alison took her first genealogy class in 1988 and has been hooked on family history ever since.
Before pursuing genealogy as a career, Alison spent fourteen years coordinating projects and managing people for a financial services company. While taking time off to raise her children, she started spending more time working on family history and was excited to take advantage of the emerging field of genealogical DNA testing.
Her DNA hobby soon turned into an obsession, and then a second career. In 2014, she began using DNA testing to help adoptees, people searching for ancestors, and those with misattributed parentage.
Alison is a member of the National Genealogical Society, the Utah Genealogical Association the Association of Professional Genealogists. During her spare time she serves as a genetic genealogy mentor, a Search Angel volunteer, and teaches family history and genetic genealogy classes at her local family history center.