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with Diahan Southard & Nathan Dylan Goodwin

Immerse yourself in the world of investigative genetic genealogy. Following the interactive, hands-on clues provided, you will take a front-row seat in this fun and exciting three-hour event, attempting to capture a killer from the 1970's. No previous experience necessary. However, with your newly-minted genetic genealogy expertise, you may just find yourself up all night doing your own family history when you return home. (This is your fair warning!)

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Be the first in the world to purchase copies of Nathan Dylan Goodwin's latest novel, The Hollywood Strangler (Venator #3) at this exclusive book launch. He will be signing copies of this book and will also have books from both series available to purchase and sign.

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with Diahan Southard

Let's get the tech out of the way and get down to the hands-on business of creating a group of DNA matches who can help us find our missing ancestor. Using fun, brightly-colored interactive cards along with a workbook and detailed instructions, you will find yourself finally understanding how to solve a family history mystery with DNA.



talk with Nathan Dylan Goodwin

This talk will give an overview of the investigative genetic genealogy process: what it is, where it is used and the basics of how it is undertaken. Nathan briefly discusses some real-life key cases that have used IGG and then demonstrates IGG in action through his own fictional writing, focussing on the Venator Cold Case series. 

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with Diahan Southard

There's more to explore than just your autosomal DNA test results. Both YDNA (for direct male lines), and mtDNA (for direct female lines) can add to your genealogical research. But only if you know how to use them! 

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through June 30

10 am - 10:30 am Arrival at The Society of Genealogists. Welcome tea, coffee and biscuits.
11 am - 12 pm: An Introduction to IGG talk with Nathan Dylan Goodwin
12 pm - 12:30 pm Lunch (provided)
12:30 pm- 1:45 pm Lunch & Learn. Y-DNA and mtDNA talk with Diahan Southard
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Nathan signing books / Ask Diahan your DNA questions / Chat to Robert Bristow about ethics in DNA 
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Brand new Do the DNA workshop with Diahan Southard.
4:30 - 6:00 pm Free time / Dinner (not provided)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm GSI Superstition Mountains 
More questions? Check out our FAQs page.

A Day with Nathan and Diahan

DNA. Books. Workshop. Book signing. Lunch.
Culminating in an evening with GSI: Superstition Mountains where YOU get to solve a triple-murder.

In-person, hands-on learning that will have you exclaiming:
"I CAN DO the DNA!"


London, England at the Society of Genealogists40 Wharf RoadLondon N1 7GS

Saturday August 17 OR Sunday 18, 2024 (you choose one day) 
10 AM - 9 PM
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through June 30

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What you will experience in just a day:

  • A brand-new, hands-on DO the DNA Workshop with Diahan Southard where you will use a series of cards to create a DNA network and solve a family history mystery.

  • Live and interactive three-hour GSI: Superstition Mountains event, where you get to put all you've learnt about DNA and IGG into solving a triple-murder.

  • An Introduction to IGG talk with Nathan Dylan Goodwin.

  • How to use YDNA and mtDNA in your family history talk with Diahan Southard.

  • Exclusive access to the launch of The Hollywood Strangler (Venator #3) book launch.

  • A catered lunch so you can mingle with your fellow-attendees.

  • VIP access to Diahan and Nathan to ask as many questions as you can think of.

  • A chance to chat to Robert Bristow about ethics in DNA

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