Mike is a third generation genealogist with 30 years of experience. His father-in-law, Warren F. Clark (author of Hathorn/Harthorn: The Ancestors and Descendants of William Hathorn of Cushing, Maine), greatly influenced and sparked his interest in genealogy. Warren’s aunt, Mary French (Cheney) Clark, started the family history in 1900. For Mike there were too many mysteries in his family, a Scottish side no one knew and an Irish side no one would talk about. Solving these mysteries and others like them has become Mike’s passion.
Mike is a professional genealogist, writer, and speaker. He graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Engineering and has spent his career developing collaborative technologies. As a genetic genealogist, Mike advises on the use of DNA as a tool for genealogy through his site - OriginsDNA.com. His focus combines science and history to unravel ancestral genetic migrations.