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In recent years law enforcement agencies have been utilizing a new tool to track down violent offenders and identify Jane and John Does - the family tree. With the help of DNA technology and investigative genetic genealogy, cases that have been cold for decades are now being solved. Victims and their families are finally getting answers and justice. The Ties That Find is a true crime podcast that showcases these victories.
 
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Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD, President and Founder of Identifinders International, is widely recognized as the founder of modern Forensic Genealogy. She has pioneered the use of genetic genealogy for generating forensic intelligence on cold cases sometimes decades old. Join us as Colleen talks to us about how Forensic Genealogy assists in cold cases a…
 
Have you ever wondered what it would take to become a forensic genealogist? In this episode, Dr. Claire Glynn joins us to discuss a new program that trains participants how to apply genetic and traditional genealogy to forensic investigations. Plus: genealogy writing strategies, Findmypast tips and much more. Back to the episode list Tree Talk (01:…
 
On this episode of Conversations with Kenyatta, Kenyatta D. Berry, host of Genealogy Roadshow and author of The Family Tree Toolkit is joined by Dr. Deborah Abbott, a professional genealogist, and mentor to Kenyatta. They discuss what genealogy looks like, especially for those doing research on the enslaved, and how to get the most of the records, …
 
Dr. Hulsey focuses on working with students to achieve a high quality education. His research is in the fields of bridge engineering and effects of temperature extremes on structural systems like composite wall panels for buildings. His work blends a strong experimental component with the fundamentals of theory. Dr. Hulsey and his colleagues have b…
 
INTERPOL unveiled I-FAMILIA in June of 2020 and has applied cutting-edge scientific research and the DNA of relatives to identify missing persons and unidentified human remains around the world. Join us as we speak to François Xavier Laurent who is the DNA Database Manager at INTERPOL about how I-FAMILIA has already been used to connect families wi…
 
Dr. Paola Magni is a Senior Lecturer at Murdoch University in Perth Australia. She is a globally-recognized forensic scientist specializing in the analysis of micro and macro-organisms to solve the most complex crimes. With a background in natural sciences, taphonomy, ecology, and evolutionary biology, Dr. Magni splits her time between Western Aust…
 
Caroline Wilkinson is Director of the Face Lab, a LJMU research group based in Liverpool Science Park. The Face Lab carries out forensic/archaeological research and consultancy work and this includes craniofacial analysis, facial depiction and forensic art. Joins us as Dr. Wilkinson discusses her work, research and how forensic facial reconstructio…
 
Jonathan W. Hak, Q.C. is a barrister and solicitor who devoted over 30 years to his role as a Crown Prosecutor with the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service in Calgary, Alberta. He has extensive experience prosecuting major crimes and specializes in legal issues involving expert evidence, expert witnesses, and digital multimedia evidence. He teaches l…
 
David Camm was a former Indiana State Trooper who was sentenced for the murder of his wife and two children at tgeir Georgetown, Indiana home on September 28, 2000. He spent 13 years in prison but after a third trial, he was acquitted and released in 2013. David's case highlights some of the failures in forensics and where the justice system can go…
 
Dr. Lewinski is a leading behavioral scientist whose work has focused on the intensive study of human dynamics involved in high stress, life-threatening encounters. He has a Ph.D. in Police Psychology and is a professor emeritus of Law Enforcement at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he taught for more than 28 years, was an L.E. Program Di…
 
Dr. Desmoulin is the Principal of GTD Scientific Inc. GTD offers Biomechanical Consulting Services on behalf of clients throughout North America, as well as abroad. Focused practice areas include Injury Biomechanics, Incident Reconstruction and Physical Testing with a sub-specialty in the Science of Violence™. GTD has been retained in significant c…
 
Dr Dror researches expert performance in the real world, examining medical surgeons, military fighter pilots, front line police, and forensic analysts. His research provides insights into the inherent trade-offs of being an expert. In the forensic domain he has demonstrated how contextual information can influence the judgments and decision making …
 
Alex Harvey - Co Founder and creative director at RiVR - Alex cut his teeth in the gaming industry for 10 years before starting a VR production company. RiVR Investigate is being rolled out around the world to train first responders in crime scene and fire investigation. Alex has a passion for photogrammetry technology and capturing photorealistic …
 
Matthew Noedel worked as a forensic scientist for the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory in Tacoma, WA for 15 years prior to starting his forensic consultation and training business Noedel Scientific in 2005. He is currently a distinguished and certified member of the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners and has received the award a…
 
This is the introductory podcast that explains a bit about myself, how Forensics Talks got started, and what kind of people, topics, and content are available to you. Please remember that I welcome any comments or suggestions you might have. Please go to my website and simply fill out the contact form to reach me. www.ai2-3d.com/contact Thanks and …
 
On this episode of Conversations with Kenyatta, Kenyatta D. Berry, host of PBS' Genealogy Roadshow, and author of The Family Tree Toolkit is joined by Maureen Taylor, also known as The Photo Detective. Maureen uses photos to dig into clues about our genealogy and family history that you may have missed and even gives an example as she and Kenyatta …
 
In this episode, our host Lisa Louise Cooke and her guests discuss what archival supplies you need to safely protect and preserve your family history. Plus, editor Andrew Koch reviews the most significant genealogy news in 2021 and looks looks ahead to what’s new in 2022. Listen for all this and more, and set yourself up for genealogy success in th…
 
On this week's episode, Kenyatta D. Berry, author of The Family Tree Toolkit and host of PBS' Genealogy Roadshow is joined by J. Mark Lowe, a professional genealogist, and educator. The two discuss his journey to genealogy and why professional genealogists are needed now more than ever before, as well as what it looks like when you work with a prof…
 
In December of 1991 a high school student was killed right on the grounds of her high school campus. Twenty years later, detectives and genealogists attempted the first genealogy investigation. But the science wasn’t there. Twenty-eight years later, an arrest would be made. This is the case of Sarah Yarborough. Bio Link bio.link/tttf Affiliate: Sil…
 
This week Kenyatta D. Berry, host of PBS' Genealogy Roadshow is joined by Frazine Taylor, a professional genealogist, who specializes in records and research of enslaved and freed individuals in Alabama. She is the author of Researching African American Genealogy in Alabama: A Resource Guide, which is currently being updated to a second edition. Sh…
 
In this episode, genealogist and author Judy Nimer Muhn discusses how to research ancestors who who belonged to one of the United States’ five largest indigenous tribes today: Navajo, Cherokee, Sioux, Chippewa and Choctaw. Plus, Diahan Southard is back to shed some light on DNA Painter and what third-party DNA tools can tell you about your genetic …
 
This week, Kenyatta D. Berry is joined by Dr. Malcolm Wardlaw, from the University of Georgia. Dr. Wardlaw has been working closely with colleague Virginia Traweek in researching the Freedman's Savings Bank and Trust Company. Their work has been substantial to the genealogy community in that they have helped revitalize critical records, as well as …
 
This week, Kenyatta D. Berry, host of Genealogy Roadshow and author of The Family Tree Toolkit, is joined by Kelvin Meyers, a forensic genealogist. Kelvin tells Kenyatta was a forensic genealogist does, along with examples of how he does his research, as well as how he got started as a forensic genealogist. Find out more about Kelvin and his work b…
 
In this spooky episode of the Family Tree Podcast, we learn how to locate and use historical obituaries for genealogy research. We’ll also compare the the three major cemetery websites and take a closer look at the origins of Halloween. Join our host Lisa Louise Cooke and her guests as we explore these topics and much more. Back to the episode list…
 
Today we finish up the case of truly evil Shawn Grate. Bio Link: bio.link/tttf We are now an affiliate! Silk + Sonder is a planner, a journal, and so much more! Please note, The Ties That Find is listener-supported. If you make a purchase through a link here or on any page run by TTTF, we may earn an affiliate commission. Silk + Sonder…
 
Silk + Sonder is a monthly journal subscription service that is so much more than a journal. Listen to find out how S+S will inspire you to continue to grow as the incredible person you are, and give you the outlet to discover the potential you have, but have yet to tap into. Photos are posted on TTTF website’s show notes! bio.link/tttf We are now …
 
On September 13, 2016, 911 dispatch received a call from a woman who was being held captive and pleading for help. Fifteen minutes later, she would be rescued, and a serial killer’s crimes would soon enough be revealed. This is the case of Vicky Dana Doe and the Victims of Shawn Grate. bio.link/tttf We are now an affiliate! Silk + Sonder is a plann…
 
In this episode, Kenyatta D. Berry, author and host of The Genealogy Roadshow, is joined by author, professional genealogist, and current president of The Board for Certification for Genealogists (BCG), LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson. LaBrenda and Kenyatta discuss not only LaBrenda's career, but also what is required to become a board-certified genealogis…
 
This week Kenyatta D. Berry, author, and host of The Genealogy Roadshow is joined by James R. Morgan III. James is a fascinating individual and has many accolades under his belt: historian, genealogist, and award-winning author of The Lost Empire: Black Freemasonry in the Old West. James is also a Prince Hall Freemason, and Honorary Fellow and Life…
 
Do you feel a spiritual connection to your ancestors? In this episode, our host Lisa Louise Cooke interviews author Lori Erickson about the connection between genealogy and spirituality. Plus, our DNA expert Diahan Southard is back to discuss how and why ethnicity estimates change, and we take a look at a Facebook group that returns lost family hei…
 
Kenyatta D. Berry, host of The Genealogy Roadshow and author of The Family Tree Toolkit, is joined by author and house historian Betsy J. Green. The two talk about Betsy's work as a Writer and Editor, as well as her work as a House Historian, which involves her researching and evaluating properties to submit for historical preservation. Betsy share…
 
At the end of 2018, the search for a little boy led to the recovery of a skeletonized victim. Three years later, she was returned to her family just 12 miles away. This is the case of the Evangeline Parish Jane Doe 2018. Check out the website for sources, photos, and links to social media: www.thetiesthatfind.com Links: The Ties That Find (bio.link…
 
In the early morning of St Patrick’s Day 1987, police discover the naked and brutalized body of a young soldier behind a restaurant. It would take 34 years for her family to get justice, and a monster sent to prison. This is the case of the horrific torture and murder of Army Specialist Darlene Krashoc. Check out the website for sources, photos, an…
 
Join Kenyatta D. Berry, author and host of The Genealogy Roadshow as she's joined by Bernice Bennett. Bernice is a professional genealogist with two books under her belt, who has won numerous awards for her work. Bernice hosts her own podcast on genealogy (though it is being retired) and her work ranges from tracing her own family history in South …
 
In this episode of the Family Tree Podcast, Lisa interviews author Helen Parker-Drabble about how so-called “modern” mental health problems like anxiety or depression shaped the lives of our ancestors, and how understanding their experiences can benefit future generations. Plus, our DNA expert is back and we chat with Devon Lee of the YouTube chann…
 
Kenyatta D. Berry, author of The Family Tree Toolkit and former host of The Genealogy Roadshow is joined by author Lori Erickson, whose new book, "The Soul of the Family Tree" releases on Amazon on August 24 (be sure to order it by clicking here). In this episode, Lori discusses multiple topics, including how to cultivate a writing practice within …
 
At the end of 2017, dog is caught by his owner chewing on human skull. It would take four years for the remains to be identified and a killer found out. This is the case of the Barron County John Doe, 2017. Check out the website for sources, photos, and links to social media: www.thetiesthatfind.com #SolveCrimeWithDNA #GEDmatch #OptIN #GEDmatchOptI…
 
Kenyatta D. Berry, author of The Family Tree Toolkit and former host of The Genealogy Roadshow is joined by professional genealogist Renée Carl, who not only works with ancestry but has been at the forefront for keeping records accessible to all populations and has taken the fight to Washington, D.C. In this episode, she discusses how records are t…
 
Between 2001 and 2008 Manchester and Vernon Connecticut would be haunted by an unknown man invading homes and raping the women of their town. it would take 19 years to find a suspect, and not all of the women would live to see the day. This is the case of the victims of sexual assault in Manchester and Vernon Connecticut. Check out the website for …
 
Weeknights are rough in the late 1970s for Atascadero CA. Two related murders will go unsolved for 40 years… and one of them could possibly have even been prevented. These are the cases of the 1977 murder of Jane Morton Antunez and the 1978 murder Patricia Dwyer. Check out the website for sources, photos, and links to social media: www.thetiesthatf…
 
At Family Tree Magazine we like to shine a light on the most important sources for your genealogical research, and marriage records rank right up there at the top of the list. In this episode, Lisa is joined by Amanda Epperson to discuss how and why to research marriage records. Plus, our DNA expert is back to explain why you should upload your tre…
 
In this episode, former Genealogy Roadshow host and author of The Family Tree Toolkit, has a conversation with Dr. Shelley Viola Murphy, Descendant Project Researcher at the University of Virginia, to discuss the role and responsibilities that higher education and academia plays in acknowledging being founded on slave ownership, and institutions th…
 
In the summer of 2002 a World War II veteran takes his own life. It would take 16 years to figure out who he really was, as he had changed his whole identity, and living under a different name for 25 years. This is the case of Joseph Newton Chandler III. Check out the website for sources, photos, and links to social media: www.thetiesthatfind.com…
 
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