Solving the mysteries of your family tree with genealogy and DNA analysis…

Ancestor Mysteries helps people knock down brick walls using traditional genealogy research and DNA analysis to find unknown parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and other relatives. We offer a more affordable approach than typical genealogist fees which can range in the thousands as we strongly believe that every person deserves to find answers about their heritage, closure to life-long mysteries and to know who and where they came from.

Carla Harrington is a Genealogist with over 15 years experience in genealogy and a passion for family history. Previously working as a Data Analyst, she now combines this experience with her true passion and helps people to find unknown relatives by analysing DNA results. With a 100% success rate in pinpointing unknown relatives via DNA results, she thrives of reuniting families or simply providing truth and closure. 

Family History Research

Starter package to focus on one relative or determine 1-3 generations of your family tree on the maternal or paternal line. Whether the family line is completely unknown or you'd like to find out more, this research includes up to 16 hours of main research. With access to millions of records, archives, newspapers and the expertise to know exactly where to search, we can quickly solve your family mysteries. 
Starter package: $360

Genetic Genealogy / DNA Analysis

Have you already received your DNA results but finding it even more of a mystery? This package includes up to 16 hours of main research determining relationships with DNA matches to pinpoint a mystery relative or couple. Once connections are established, traditional genealogical research methods are then used to confirm relationships.
DNA Analysis Package: $480

Biological Parent Focus

If you're searching for an unknown parent this package includes both genealogical research and DNA analysis if available as a well as looking for living relatives including the biological parent and potential full or half-siblings. Includes up to 16 hours of main research, unlimited hours contacting potential family and follow-ups, full reports and references, contact on your behalf if requested with potential living relatives in a very sensitive manner.
Biological Parent Package: $590

'Never Give Up' Guarantee

Genealogy research results can never be guaranteed as new mysteries can appear and sometimes it’s a waiting game for the right record or the right people to get in touch. Although any results can’t be guaranteed, what I do guarantee is that is that I never give up on a case. 

Most cases are solved within days or weeks but the rare few require a little more time to access records or for the right people to DNA test.

If answers can’t be determined after the initial main research I continue to look into any unsolved mysteries when I have free time, absolutely free of charge. During this time you can contact me if you discover any new information, new high DNA matches or potential relatives reply to previous messages or get in touch. I’ll then look into your family history again without any extra charge. 


“Carla has been absolutely amazing every step of the way tracing my biological father. With nothing but a name to start with, she discovered everything about his life and then found half-siblings I never knew of. At the age of 65 I’ve finally received answers to a life-long mystery and have a whole new family to get to know. Couldn’t be happier!”
– John, Victoria, Australia


“As a single mother with a now grown daughter who had never met her father, I was curious to see if I could find a photograph of him to give my daughter. As I heard he died many years ago I thought this would be an impossible task. I was completely blown away when Carla discovered that he is actually still alive. We’ve since been in contact on Facebook and I’m so appreciative of the all the time she spent helping us. Carla is a genealogy superstar and I recommend her to everyone I know.”
– Michelle, Queensland, Australia


I’ve spent years searching for the name of my Dad’s father. It was a family mystery that I was desperate to solve. After receiving DNA results I was left more confused and didn’t know where to start. It soon became clear that he wasn’t even my biological father at all. But as family is more than DNA, it was still so important. Carla not only found the identity of my biological father based on the DNA, she went above and beyond to help me navigate asking my siblings to also do DNA tests and once that was done found my Dad’s father straight away. I spent over 10 years searching and Carla found the answer within days. But most of all, she understood the huge range of emotions that come with it and was compassionate and understanding.”
– Lyn, Queensland, Australia


Get Started...

Are you ready to take the next steps to solve your family mystery? Contact Carla to discuss how Ancestor Mysteries can help.
Tell us what you’d love to find out, some brief information and we’ll focus on the rest.