Join us on February 25, 2021 on Zoom for the Investigative Genetic Genealogy training by D Prep. The use of Investigative Genetic Genealogy, (IGG) has revolutionized law enforcement’s ability to solve criminal cases. This course incorporates the basics of conducting genealogical research utilizing both present-day and historical research tools in order to build family trees. Participants will learn how to narrow down a suspect’s location in the family tree and the legal aspects of utilizing IGG in an investigation. Attendees will participate in an Active Learning Exercise Tracking a “target” using online searches, development of a family tree, merging of family trees and finding the matching DNA target.
Type of DNA testing for an IGG case
Differences between STR and SNP testing
Differences between SNP and Full Genome sequencing
Applications of DNA in investigations.
Y-DNA and MTDNA
Haplo- groups and subclades
Determining relatedness through shared centimorgans
Tools available to predict relatedness
Genealogy Websites utilized in IGG Investigations
Ged Match Genesis
Family Tree DNA
Building Family Trees
Using Ancestry.com & Using Newspapers.com
Merging of family trees
Legal and Policy Implications of Investigative Genetic Genealogy
Current laws and legal rules involving IGG
IGG and the 4th Amendment & Privacy issues related to IGG
Building family trees & identifying a “Target”
Utilizing Google, Spokeo, Accurint and other present-day resources
Create a family tree for each of the top matches
Utilizing census records
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