Mark A. Wentling, MLS, CG

Mark Wentling
Adjunct Faculty
Forensic Science Department
Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences

Certificate in Genealogical Research - Boston University
Master of Library Science - University of Maryland
B.A., Sociology

About Mark

Prof. Mark A. Wentling is a full-time, Board-certified genealogist (by BCG) in the Boston-Providence area, with more than 25 years of research experience. Since 2017, he has specialized in forensic genealogy, providing missing and unknown heir research for attorneys, solving unknown parentage cases using genetic evidence, and identifying next of kin and DNA donors for the repatriation of WWII and Korean War service members’ remains by the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. He also specializes in New York and New England family history and has provided research for well-known publishers, including the New England Historic Genealogical Society’s Newbury Street Press. His work has been published in the New England Historical & Genealogical Register. He holds a B.A. in Sociology, a Master of Library Science degree with an archives concentration from the University of Maryland, and a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. He is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the past Vice President and Program Chair of its Forensic Genealogy Special Interest Group, and the past Vice President of its New England Chapter. He is also a Certified Genealogist Mentor for the ProGen Study Group program. Lastly, he owns Ancestor Introductions Forensic Genealogy.