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Kevin Borland

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Kevin Borland (USA) is the CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of Borland Genetics.


Kevin holds a BS in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and has been writing scripts for processing raw DNA since 2013. He founded Borland Genetics in 2018, which incorporated in Florida in 2020. He is also an attorney in the state of Virginia and the District of Columbia, and holds degrees from Rutgers University School of Law (JD) and Vermont Law School (LLM).

Genetic Genealogy Industry


Kevin currently serves on the Board of Directors of MitoYDNA and of Borland Genetics.

Speaking Engagements

  • Introduction to DNA Reconstruction (three-part series hosted by Finding Family Together, 2019)
  • DNA Reconstruction: Concepts & Tools (Society of Australian Genealogists, 2020)
  • Mathematically Reconstruct DNA Kits For Your Ancestors (Family Tree Fanatics, 2020)
  • Borland Genetics Tools and Workflows (Society of Australian Genealogists, 2021)
  • Introduction to DNA Reconstruction (Ohio Genealogical Society, 2021)
  • DNA Is Digital (Ohio Genealogical Society, 2021)

Other Industry Conference Appearances

  • RootsTech Salt Lake (2019)
  • Southern California Genealogical Society "Jamboree" conference (Burbank, 2019)
  • Exhibited Borland Genetics at RootsTech London (2019)
  • Exhibited mitoYDNA at RootsTech Salt Lake (2020)
  • Assisted at GEDmatch lab, RootsTech Salt Lake (2020)
  • Assisted at Leeds Method lab, RootsTech Salt Lake (2020)
  • Exhibited Borland Genetics and mitoYDNA at Ohio Genealogical Society "Bringin' It Home" virtual conference (2021)
  • Advanced Genetic Genealogy panelist at British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa "Irish Lines and Female Finds" virtual conference (2021)

Television Appearances

  • Kevin appeared in several episodes of season two of the genealogy-themed reality television show Relative Race and assisted as a research consultant prior to the season's filming (Season 2; Multiple episodes; 2017).
  • Genealogy Adventures (Season 5; Episode 6; 2021)