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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!"

DETAILS:
Where:

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

When:
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

HIGHLIGHTS:

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GSI: SUPERSTITION MOUNTAINS
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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INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH OF THE HOLLYWOOD STRANGLER (VENATOR #3)

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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DO THE DNA WORKSHOP
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.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO IGG

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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Y-DNA & mtDNA

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

Praise for GSI events:

"I loved this adventure. It was the perfect combination between entertainment and a learning experience (or a practice experience for the more experienced) As a genetic genealogist that usually works solo, it gave me the opportunity to experience working as a part of a team and that is precious. I learned a lot about myself but also the adventages of bringing several minds and having a "think tank."

Janna Helshtein

"It was a thoughtfully planned event. I made friends. I was able to get a bigger picture of how forensic genetic work is done. It was fast paced and didn’t drag. It was professionally done. All of the people on the presentation team were kind and generous and friendly. I absolutely felt like I got my money worth.... It was so well thought out. All of the details were impressive. And impressively engaging. I think it was an impressive way to abbreviate all the steps and yet let us get a taste of all the steps."  
Andrea Groen

  • GSI: Sawtooth On-Demand

    67$
    On-demand edition of the acclaimed 2023 virtual live event
    Valid for 8 weeks
    • 8 weeks of full access to GSI: Sawtooth On-Demand
    • Work through the case at your own pace
    • Learn investigative genetic genealogy techniques
    • Video guidance from Diahan Southard & Nathan Dylan Goodwin
    • Interactive, hands-on and FUN!
    • Can you identify the serial killer before it's too late?
    • Buy today and choose your own start-date

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Full breakdown of the day

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.

*Please note, the structure of the day may change

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