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About Us was founded by Jay Rosenzweig, an accomplished private investigator from California with over 40 years of experience in locating individuals. In response to the requests of adoptees seeking to reunite with their birth families, Jay established in 2006. Since its establishment, the company has gained recognition as a leading national online platform for finding birth parents and biological relatives.

Jay's expertise and achievements have garnered attention and accolades. In 2014, he was featured on KTLA News in Los Angeles for successfully assisting in identifying the biological mother and family of Morning News Anchor Chris Schauble. This news story gained national recognition and was even nominated for a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award. Furthermore, it won a Golden Mike award from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California on January 24th, 2015. The story also received a SoCal Journalism award from the Los Angeles Press Club later that year.


Throughout his career, Jay has undertaken various projects for the public. In 2017, he was hired by VH1 star Evelyn Lozada to locate her grandfather. Despite previous unsuccessful attempts by others, Jay and his team at successfully found Evelyn's grandfather in Puerto Rico within just one week.


Recognizing his contributions, Jay was honored with the Distinguished Achievement Award from the California Association of Licensed Investigators in June 2021. This award acknowledged his work and his remarkable achievements in reuniting biological families and his work with his professional colleagues. Throughout his career, Jay has assisted thousands of individuals, often taking on pro-bono cases.


The work of Jay and has been featured on various reality shows and documentaries nationwide, focusing on adoptions and the subsequent reunions. As a result of this exposure, has expanded into a national team of genetic genealogists and researchers. Despite its significant growth, the company remains committed to its mission of using a personable approach in helping individuals find their birth parents and biological relatives.

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 renowned for her expertise in solving cold cases through DNA analysis. She gained media attention for uncovering Baby Holly's father's identity and assisting law enforcement in identifying the "Boy in the Box" remains. Misty excels in her field and collaborates with to locate birth relatives based on DNA findings.

Lisa Lewis genealogist

Lisa has been actively engaged in genealogical research since 2012 and holds an Associates Degree in Family History Research from Brigham Young University - Idaho. Since 2016, she has been successfully reuniting individuals with their biological families, a task that she finds both exhilarating and fulfilling.



Lisa Lewis

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