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Dig In To Your Family’s Past and Learn Your Roots!

Dr. Nancy blends expertise in anthropology and genealogy to create a complete picture: “who am I, and where did my people come from?” She leverages the latest in DNA testing and study of native people across the globe to put faces to names and connections to biogeographic origins.


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  • Diggin' Our Past Genetic Genealogy, DNA Testing, Family AncestryAfrican American Ancestry
  • Understanding Your Biogeographic Origins
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  • Instruction on proper storage of documents, photos, slides and negatives
  • Single Record Search

If you’ve been curious to learn your family’s history, discover your past and uncover your family’s genetic roots, contact Dr. Nancy at Diggin’ Our Past today to get started!

Diggin' Our Past Family Ancestry, Genetics

The Cordell Family on the Eve of the Millennium.













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.