"John, you are phenomenally competent. I am so impressed at your resourcefulness and how you were able to put things together. Your tenacity and big heart are an extraordinary combination. Thank you for helping our family." - Mary G Boston MA
"Due to John’s skill and expertise a dream that I had for most of my life has come true. I cannot thank him or recommend him highly enough." - Jim D. Turlock, CA



Family Orchard LLC was established by John F. Suggs in order to apply his expertise in genetic analysis, forensic research and investigation to the field of genetic genealogy where he assists “persons of unknown parentage” such as: adult adoptees, sperm and egg donor’s adult children and others searching for their biological roots. In addition, using the same investigative methods, he has recently expanded his work portfolio to include assisting members of Law Enforcement in the solving of criminal cold cases.

John is a pioneer in forensic and genetic genealogy, with over a dozen years of experience in finding and reuniting lost loved ones. John holds a BA in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University, an MS in Management and Systems from New York University and an MBA from Fordham University. His NYU Master’s Thesis was entitled: “Genetic Testing and Privacy: The Role of Anonymous Genetic Testing and Information Technology.”

John remains current in this rapidly evolving field of DNA analysis. Since 2015 he has successfully completed over 100 hours of training in Advance DNA Analysis with the undisputed leader in the field, CeCe Moore, who was recently featured in the New York Times regarding her groundbreaking work using these methods in Law Enforcement Cold Case Investigations.

Cece Moore with John Suggs at the Forensic Genealogy Institute 2016

Genetic Genealogy is transforming the way we connect with our past and understand the human condition. We, at Family Orchard LLC recommend and utilize the leading DNA testing services in all of our searches. At this point, with the groundbreaking introduction of commercial autosomal DNA testing we are able to reach back to 7 generations on both parental lines. The results are connecting us with literally hundreds of hundreds of millions of people long passed and are proving critical in solving even some of the most difficult cases.

But, be warned! DNA doesn’t lie! Before you decide to submit your DNA for testing be aware that you may inadvertently also discover some potentially awkward or difficult familial parentage information. So please, proceed with your eyes open and work with professional genetic genealogists like John. Note: Family Orchard is a proud supporter of the Genetic Genealogy Standards which, on January 10, 2015, were presented during the First Annual SLIG (Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy) Colloquium in Salt Lake City, Utah. You should familiarize yourself with these standards and intentionally work only with organizations and individuals who have endorsed them.

So, if you wish to explore your past to enhance your future, John is ready to accompany you on your journey. His confidence in both his expertise and the power of DNA allows him to offer you a “no find, no fee” guarantee. Please click the link below to fill out our form to get started. It only takes a minute.


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As Founder and President of Family Orchard, LLC, John F. Suggs has over a dozen years’ experience as a Genetic Genealogist specializing in analyzing DNA as well as in the more traditional investigatory practices to assist Adult Adoptees search for and reunite with their birth parents and birth siblings....Read more

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John F. Suggs

Family Orchard LLC

1177 High Ridge Road

Suite 136

Stamford, CT 06905




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