Past Conflict Repatriation:
The Role of Genealogists and Methodology in Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise
Presenter – Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CGsm
Learn about the repatriation program and the techniques genealogists use to locate family members and DNA reference samples for missing service members from past conflicts.
As a case manager for the American History Company: Department of the Army and Department of the Air Force Repatriation contract, (2004–present), Jeanne works on identifying family members that can provide Family Reference Samples (mtDNA, Y-DNA, and autosomal DNA) to aid in the possible identification of unaccounted for soldiers from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War and to determine the Primary Next of Kin and the Secondary Next of Kin of the servicemen. As of 2017, she has worked on about 400 cases with a success rate of over 95 percent.