Our Mission:

DNA Doe Project partners with law enforcement to provide investigative genetic genealogy to solve cases of Jane and John Doe unidentified remains.

Investigative Genetic Genealogy is the process of using DNA and genealogy to identify an unknown person through research into their biological relatives.

DDP doesn’t turn away cases if they are a challenge and will take many hours – because the cost for 10 hours vs 1000 hours of DDP volunteer genealogy research is zero.  That levels the playing field in terms of ALL cases having a shot at identification – not just ones that an agency feels are affordable. 

But our non-profit model relies on donors to help cover the other costs of working our cases. Lab fees to extract DNA from bone, tissue, blood or hair, along with the costs of whole genome sequencing and bioinformatics to create a file that can be uploaded to GEDmatch Pro can run more than $5,000 per case. Many agencies don’t have the resources to attempt investigative genetic genealogy.

Donations to the DNA Doe Project make it possible for detectives and medical examiners to bring their Does to us. Your generosity helps bring unidentified people back to their families and communities. With your help, we can give them back their names.

Two ways to give:

Give to our general fund through PayPal by clicking below:


Give to our general fund through by scanning the QR code:

Gifts to the general fund are used to cover our administrative expenses and the costs of processing biological samples into DNA profiles.

Give toward the costs of a specific case:

View our website to see all the cases needing support today. Your gift will be pooled with those of other donors and used toward the expenses for the case you choose. All donations are allocated from our general fund and amounts in excess of the goal for each case will be used to support other cases.

All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The DNA Doe Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

To give by check, please mail to:

DNA Doe Project

125 S. Main ST #114

Sebastapol CA 95472