As per the ISOGG Wiki, “Investigative genetic genealogy is the science of using genetic and genealogical methods to generate leads for law enforcement entities investigating crimes and identifying human remains.”
Ever since the arrest of the Golden State Killer (GSK), Joseph James DeAngelo, on April 25, 2018, the use of investigative genetic genealogy [IGG] (which is also sometimes referred to as forensic genetic genealogy [FGG]) has been in the spotlight. Since then, then it has been used to solve a multitude of cold cases, identify Jane and John Doe’s and get justice for families who may have almost lost hope.
And this is just the beginning.
There are also been a lot of misconceptions about what IGG is and how it’s done. We hope to dispel some of those myths and help the general public to understand how it works and what you can do to help.
This website is still a work in progress but feel free to contact us with any questions or information that you’d like to share.