Investigative genetic genealogy, also referred to as forensic genetic genealogy, is the practice of combining genealogy with genetic information from direct-to-consumer companies to identify suspects or victims in criminal cases. This class walks you through the tools and techniques used for this type of research. Learn how investigative genetic genealogist pioneers like Barbara Rae-Venter and CeCe Moore have helped law enforcement solve cold cases and catch criminals like the Golden State Killer.

Philip Spivey is a professional genetic genealogist. He is member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society and is Past President of the Albuquerque Genealogical Society. He holds a certificate in genealogical research from Boston University and has worked as an investigative genetic genealogist for Barbara Rae-Venter’s Firebird Forensics Group.