The Department of the Army uses the services of SNA International to conduct genealogy research to identify the primary next of kin and closest DNA eligible living relatives for Soldiers who remain “unaccounted-for” from World Wars I and II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War. These DNA eligible relatives include autosomal, Y-chromosome, and mitochondrial DNA donors.
SNA International’s role in this important program is to be the initial conduit between the Army and the families – in essence, we are the researchers hired to locate family members so that, once identified and located, the Army can ask them to participate in the repatriation program. Click here to learn more about the Army’s Past Conflict Repatriations Branch (PCRB). Our team of certified and highly accomplished genealogists research and contact potential family members.
Click here to watch a short video that features the U.S. Army Human Resources Command’s Past Conflicts Repatriation Branch.
If you have any questions, please contact the Past Conflict Repatriations Branch at 1-800-892-2490 or [email protected].
Constance Trisler Shotts, Certified Genealogist ® – [email protected]
Dr. Constance Trisler Shotts is a native of Indiana and has lived in Virginia, California and North Carolina. She earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from Indiana University and completed postdoctoral work at the University of Virginia and the University of California. After retiring from the principalship, where she was recognized as North Carolina’s National Distinguished Principal in 2004, she began full-time work in genealogy, her field of study for more than 30 years. She earned certification with the Board for the Certification of Genealogists in 2011.
Amanda Gonzalez, Certified Genealogist ® – [email protected]
Amanda Gonzalez is a Board Certified Genealogist who has spent 12 years as an active duty military wife. With 25 years research experience, she has completed numerous family history projects, authored two historical transcription books, and performed forensic genealogy. While specializing in Delaware, her research had extended across the United States and into Mexico.
Claire Ammon, Certified Genealogist ® – [email protected]
Claire Ammon is a Board Certified Genealogist specializing in forensic genealogy. She has been active in the field since 2008. She has published articles in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and presented webinars about Connecticut resources and missing heir research. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
Jo Emary, Genealogy Specialist – [email protected]
Jo Emary brings 40 years of professional and diversified experience to SNA’s genealogy program, working directly on-site with the Department of the Army in their mission to locate families of unaccounted-for WWII Soldiers. Jo is a Kentucky native and has resided just outside the gates of Fort Knox, Kentucky for most of her life.
Donna Bright, Genealogy Specialist – [email protected]
Donna Bright is a California native and has lived in various countries around the world. Her passion for researching human history led her to earn a degree in Cultural Anthropology and Ancient Mediterranean Archaeology. She has nearly 15 years’ experience in genealogical research.
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