Lara Schultze is a Search Angel. Her interest in genealogy began in elementary school as she spent hours with her grandfather writing out her family tree and interviewing his very large Italian immigrant family. This interest further grew when she began searching for her mother-in-law’s biological father over twenty years ago; in 2016 she found him using DNA. Since then she has been hooked on the process of solving these puzzles, helping many friends and family members along the way. Lara is thankful to have found a home with DNAngels and colleagues who are just as obsessed as she is with solving cases and helping people identify their truths.
Lara is a member of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG), the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), and the National Genealogical Society (NGS). She completed the Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate program and has taken many courses through the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). In her spare time, Lara teaches knitting and loves reading and walking her dogs on the beach. She and her husband enjoy traveling, especially to visit their three children.