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About Us is the creation of Jay Rosenzweig, an award-winning California private investigator. Jay has been licensed for over 30 years and has spent the majority of his career focused on locating people. In 2006, after receiving numerous requests by adoptees resulting in reunification with their families, he started Since it's inception, it's been recognized as one of the leading national online companies for finding birth parents and biological relatives.


In 2014, Jay was featured on KTLA News in Los Angeles for his role in the successful identification of Morning News Anchor Chris Schauble's biological mother and family. The news story received national attention, leading it to be nominated for a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award. On January 24th 2015, it won a Golden Mike award, given out by the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California. In July of the same year, the story received a SoCal Journalism award from the Los Angeles Press Club.


Jay has worked on numerous projects over the years for the general public. In 2017. he was hired by VH1 star Evelyn Lozada to find her grandfather. She had made numerous attempts with others to locate him, but Jay and his team at were successful in just a week. Evelyn's grandfather was found in Puerto Rico.


In June of 2021, Jay received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the California Association of Licensed Investigators. Jay was recognized for his volunteerism over the years and also for his successes in locating and reuniting biological families. Jay has helped thousands of people over the course of his career, working numerous cases pro-bono.


Jay and's work can be found on numerous reality shows and documentaries nationwide involving adoptions and the subsequent reunions. Over the years, and in part to this exposure, has grown into a full team of investigators, research experts and genetic genealogists. Despite the immense growth has seen over the years, they will always remain a boutique company in which each client is just as important as the next.

Jay Rosenzweig award winning private investigator

CEO of Honored

Updated: Jul 10, 2021



CALI’s most prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award (DAA) is bestowed upon Jay Rosenzweig, President & CEO of and Owner of J R Investigations, based in the Los Angeles area. The DAA honors Jay for his exceptional 33 year association with CALI, having served as its President and currently its Chairman of the Board, as well as Los Angeles District Director. Jay has been recognized for his volunteerism in the largest private investigator association in the world. He is also recognized for his successes in locating and reuniting biological relatives and has been featured on local and national news showing those heartwarming reunions. Jay has helped thousands of people reunite with their birth families and worked numerous cases pro bono.


CALI’s highest honor, the DAA, recognizes a CALI member who has provided long-term and continuous contributions to the betterment and professionalism of the industry and has demonstrated continuous leadership and training skills, and whose sustained dedication and support of CALI furthers enhance the integrity of this award. Rather than an annual award, the Distinguished Achievement Award is an honor bestowed only upon those individuals who have made their exceptional contributions over an extended period of time. This is only the 4th time the DAA has been awarded in the past 10 years. Due to COVID-19, which forced the cancellation of last year’s conference, there was no DAA program held. This year, the program took place virtually at the end of the online annual conference on Saturday, June 26th.

Linda Rasmussen investigative consultant

Our Team

Linda Rasmussen

Linda is an Investigative Consultant who began her career in 1994. She helped reunite thousands of people, and many of them were reunited on national television shows such as Dr. Phil, Sally Jessy Raphael, Oprah and The View. Linda has the compassion to understand each client's desire to locate long lost family members.ears

Misty Gillis

Misty Gillis baby holly

Misty  is a forensic genealogist known for solving cold cases using DNA and has  been featured in the media with Identifinders International for her work in finding out the identity of Baby Holly's father. More recently, Misty worked with law enforcement and identified the remains of the "Boy in the Box" case using DNA.  Misty is tops in her field and works with finding birth relatives using DNA results.

Lisa Lewis genealogist

Lisa has been doing family history research since 2012 and has an Associates Degree in Family History Research from Brigham Young University - Idaho. She has been connecting people with unknown parentage to their biological families since 2016. Lisa finds this work invigorating and very rewarding.  ​



Lisa Lewis

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