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The Foundlings

(The Forensic Genealogist #9)



Forensic genealogist, Morton Farrier, agrees to take on a case to identify the biological mother of three foundlings, abandoned in shop doorways as new-born babies in the 1970s. He has just one thing with which to begin his investigation: the three women’s DNA, one of whom is his half-aunt. With just six days of research time available to him, his investigation uncovers some shocking revelations and troubling links to his own grandfather; and Morton finds that, for the first time in his career, he is advising his clients not to read his concluding report.

Praise for The Foundlings

‘This is a fun and engaging read that will transport you back to a memorable decade’

Family Tree magazine


‘This is one of the best books in an excellent series…Highly recommended’



‘Absolutely riveting — the best yet in this series!’

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society


‘A must read for anyone who loves unraveling genealogy mysteries’

Columbia County Historical & Genealogical Society


‘Once again, Nathan Dylan Goodwin has given us a fabulous, fast-paced tour through investigative genetic genealogy woven through a mystery hidden in a mystery’

Boulder Genealogical Society


‘It flows along at a cracking pace and is lucidly written, with occasional twists and turns in Morton’s research and some welcome touches of humour’

Waltham Forest FHS


‘Another brilliant book that combines family, mystery and genealogy’

Doncaster FHS


‘Goodwin’s genealogy crime mysteries, including this one, will keep you in suspense as the stories weave back and forth in time and you come to know the characters and their trials’

Utah Genealogical Association

Research and photos for The Foundlings

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