Come join us for a special presentation to Genealogy Garage on May 20, 2017 hosting by GSHA-SC, LAPL and SCGS.
Date(s): Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time: 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: Central Library Mark Taper Auditorium
Category: Genealogy Research
RSVP: No RSVP required for this Genealogy Garage.
Description: Today, forensics are more popular than ever thanks to television shows like CSI and Forensic Files. Solving mysteries by analyzing evidence, investigating DNA connections, and uncovering secrets that no one wanted discovered…sounds a lot like genealogy!
Come meet Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD, a real-life Forensic Genealogist who has worked dozens of cold cases nationwide, was involved in the identification of the “unknown child on the Titanic,” and is currently involved with the Abraham Lincoln DNA project. Colleen will speak to us about some of the cases she has worked (and even solved!) by using an innovative blend of forensic and genealogical tools that were unavailable in the past.
Learn why forensic genealogy is one of the most interesting new aspects of solving the mysteries of how we’re connected—after all, John or Jane Doe in a forensic case has to be someone’s long-lost relative, right? It’s up to the forensic genealogist to connect the dots!