Family search, family tree, dna testing, ancestors, family history, nancy neville cordell, nancy cordell, african american ancestryNancy Neville Cordell, Ph.D.

Anthropologist and Professional Genealogist

Nancy Cordell, Ph.D. is a professional genealogist who earned a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. She earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology, specializing in biological anthropology, in 1991 at the University of Washington, Seattle. She taught Biological Anthropology to undergraduates for 30 years. Biological Anthropology is the sub-discipline of anthropology that explores the biology of humans in the present and in the past, with a strong emphasis on understanding and exploring human diversity.

Diggin' Our Past Family Ancestry, GeneticsAlways interested in digging up her own family history, Dr. Nancy has researched her own ancestry and that of others for seven years.

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Cordell Family Photo, 31 December 2017; digital image 2017, privately held by Nancy Neville Cordell, Ph.D., Tumwater, Washington, 2017. Used by permission of those pictured (unless their face is obscured) and by permission of Yuen Lui Studios, Tacoma, Washington.