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Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society: Genetic Genealogy & Criminal Cold Case Investigations

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Since April of 2018, genetic genealogy has been thrust into the media spotlight over reports on how law enforcement utilized genetic genealogy sites to identify the suspect in the Golden State Killer cold case. The  use of genetic genealogy in criminal cold case investigations is both an innovative example of genetic genealogy research and a source of controversy over privacy concerns. The expansive use of genetic genealogy in law enforcement has implications for a wide range of stakeholders, including those of us who use genetic genealogy for our family history research. This program is free and open to the public. About the Presenter Ray Jones, Ph.D. is a Clinical Professor of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Business. He also teaches genetic genealogy courses throughout the region.