|Colleen Fitzpatrick, forensic genealogist and author|
Colleen is a nuclear physicist, who is a consultant in some high profile cases that involve using both genetic and forensic genealogy to solve a case.
She has a really impressive CV.
Colleen is also the author of
- Forensic genealogy,
- DNA and genealogy and
- The dead horse investigation: forensic analysis for everyone.
Colleen is a talented researcher and an excellent speaker with a wide choice of subjects to choose from and has a real talent for making the complicated and the technical both easily understood and entertaining.
Fortunately, her visit to us coincided with our "pilot" scheme and we were able to video her talks which you can find here on our website.
The presentations she gave us were:
CSI meets Roots
Forensic genealogy has established itself as the modern approach to family research. Reference materials such as photographs, databases, and DNA can provide much more information than you ever dreamed. But are you really using your genealogical materials to your best advantage? The goal of this talk is to spark your imagination to discover new ways of looking at your family mysteries.
This talk will give you insight into adoption searches – how to use explicit and implicit information in conjunction with DNA to locate someone even if don’t know his or her name.