Jack, David A.


Jack, David A.

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

  • Genetic, Individuals/Families research, Mentoring/Tutoring
  • Timaru, Central South Island, New Zealand
  • Updated 9 months ago


“Welcome, I am David A. Jack, MSc QG®, your dedicated Kiwi Lineage Finder, ‘Weaving your Whakapapa through DNA Research.’ Nestled in the picturesque heart of Timaru, New Zealand, I am passionate about illuminating the ancestral stories that shape our present. My expertise lies in unraveling the mysteries of lineage through a meticulous blend of traditional genealogical methods and cutting-edge DNA interpretation. Whether you are embarking on a quest to discover unknown parents or grandparents, particularly in cases of adoption, or exploring your broader genealogical roots, I am here to guide you through each intricate strand of your family’s tapestry. With a keen eye for detail and a profound understanding of autosomal DNA (atDNA) analysis, I delve into the heart of complex family histories, bringing clarity, closure, and a profound sense of belonging.

Your journey of ancestral discovery is not merely a professional engagement; it’s a deeply personal voyage which I am honored to facilitate. The joy of connecting individuals to their lineage is best encapsulated by a heartfelt testimony from a satisfied client:

Client Reference; “Never in a million years did we think it was possible to find out who our grandfather was. We have been searching for him for 65 years – looking for this missing link of the puzzle has been excruciating. We hit dead end after dead end. David, you found him in a matter of days and the amount of information you came up with blew our minds. Not only was your service affordable, but what you did for us was absolutely priceless! Just so you know David, we have made contact with our lost family line – we met up face-to-face and are slowly and surely adding multiple new members to our existing family context – it is a dream come true! Knowing who you are, who you come from and how you fit into the bigger picture has to be the best gift we could give ourselves and the next generation. We are eternally grateful” – Jade Hohaia

I invite you to embark on this enriching journey of self-discovery and ancestral connection. Together, we’ll weave the narrative of your Whakapapa, unearthing the cherished stories and bonds that define your heritage. Email me now!”


  • DNA Interpretation coupled with old fashioned family history research
  • Maori Whakapapa & Iwi research in New Zealand
  • Scottish Clans
  • use of Oral History


  • 2010-current
    Owner at David Jack Genealogical Research Services
    Specialising in Whakapapa research in New Zealand, using Genetic Genealogy, and a passion for Scottish Clan research.
  • 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 - 2019
    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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