I’m Karin Lovisa Borgerson, a professional genealogist specializing in genetic genealogy and the founder of Borgerson Research. I use a combination of DNA data and historical records to help guide curious people on a journey of self-discovery where science meets story. I offer research, analysis, and coaching services to help clients discover unknown ancestors, solve family mysteries, and learn about where they fit into history.
My genealogical education includes:
- Advanced Genetic Genealogy, Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, 2018
- Advanced Genealogical Methods, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, 2018
- Practical Genetic Genealogy, Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, 2017
- Institute for Genetic Genealogy, 2016
I'm a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and its Puget Sound Chapter. I served as Director of Education for the Seattle Genealogical Society in 2017-2018 and I'm also a member of the society's DNA Special Interest Group. I give presentations regularly in the Seattle area and online on topics related to genetic genealogy.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in biology and anthropology from Oberlin College and early in my career I worked in biomedical research at the University of Michigan. I honed my ability to seek out and communicate complex information through graduate study in science, health, and environmental journalism at New York University. I also hold a Master of Business Administration in socially and environmentally sustainable business from Bainbridge Graduate Institute (now Presidio Graduate School). Before launching Borgerson Research, I worked for nearly two decades in higher education, health care, software, and environmental non-profits.
I live in Seattle, Washington. When I'm not solving family mysteries, I enjoy West Coast Swing dancing, geocaching, and long-distance train travel.