Session

Genetic Genealogy Usage and Update in the 1921 Graves Investigation

Tuesday November 1st, 2022 // 11:45 am - 12:05 pm // Woodrow Wilson Ballroom

This presentation will focus on the planned usage of forensic investigative genetic genealogy (FIGG) in remains believed to be associated with the Tulsa Race Massacre.  Issues unique to this project will be discussed, which include front end work not usually available in FIGG investigations.  An update on FIGG work related to the unidentified remains from the Oaklawn Cemetery in the City of Tulsa’s 1921 Graves Investigation will be provided.

Speakers

Alison Wilde

Director of Forensic Investigative Genetic Genealogy, Cold Case Coalition

Alison took her first genealogy class in 1988 and has been a genealogy lecturer and mentor for the last ten years.   She transitioned to full time, professional genetic genealogy work in 2016 and is the owner of Tri DNA Genealogy, LLC.  Alison has been with the Cold Case Coalition since January of 2020.  Previously Alison was a project and department manager for a large financial services company.

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