View Full Version : Atque Vale, Joan Peake (1953-2021)

02-20-2021, 02:11 PM
I just learned yesterday of the passing on 26 January 2021 of professional genealogist Joan Peake at her home in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Joan did some research for our group of same-surname Y-DNA matches in 2016 that was absolutely transformative and revealed things none of us knew before. Her work and her testing recommendations made possible the big breakthrough several of us, including me, experienced on our Y-chromosome line. I was and am grateful to her.

She was an expert just where we needed her to be an expert: in the western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, Northern Panhandle of West Virginia area, especially in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

God rest her soul.

03-01-2021, 05:26 PM
Here is Joan's obituary:

Joan Lee Peake (https://mcculla.com/tribute/details/792/Joan-Peake/obituary.html)