Jack, David A.


Jack, David A.

Professional Genealogist, specialising in DNA interpretation, New Zealand based.

  • Genetic, Heraldic research, Individuals/Families research, Mentoring/Tutoring, Use of specialist software
  • Timaru, Central South Island, New Zealand
  • Updated 1 year ago


We offer a very comprehensive service from ancestor research services, or advice and planning for those looking to explore their genetic genealogy, followed by assistance with the interpretation of DNA test results. Other services include genealogy software installation & training (both Windows and Mac) with programs such as Legacy, Reunion and Family Tree Maker. We do long genealogical charting for family reunions, genealogical website construction & hosting, old photo digital restoration, tuition for newbies on how to research your family history online and we can arrange and conduct oral history interviews with parents, aunts and uncles recording the proceedings for full production onto DVDs or other media.


  • DNA Interpretation
  • family history research
  • Heraldry
  • Maori Whakapapa
  • New Zealand
  • Scottish genealogy
  • Transcription


  • 2010-current
    Owner at David Jack Genealogical Research Services
    Specialising in New Zealand, Genetic Genealogy, and Scotland
  • 2012-current
    Duty Genealogist at SC Branch NZSG Archives, Timaru Museum.
    Assisting the general public with genealogical enquires
  • 2011-2012
    Convenor at SC Branch NZSG
  • 2018 - current
    Director at NZSG
    NZSG Portfolio: Education. Regional Role: Mainland South


  • 2014-2015
    Post Graduate Diploma in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies at Strathclyde University
  • 2013-2014
    Post Graduate Certificate in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies at Strathclyde University
  • 2016-2018
    MSc with Distinction in Genealogical & Palaeographic Studies at Strathclyde University


To contact this candidate email jacko@research.gen.nz

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