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An in-person, bespoke Venator Cold Case, EXCLUSIVE to GSI Events! Join our live experience on February 28, 2024 in Salt Lake City, where you will become an investigative genetic genealogist tracking down an unknown killer!

NEW On-Demand version coming soon!

GSI: Superstition Mountains

On the heels of their success with GSI: Sawtooth, genealogy crime author Nathan Dylan Goodwin and genetic genealogy master Diahan Southard combine forces once again to bring you GSI: Superstition Mountains. This is a brand-new Venator story, exclusive to those who attend GSI....


Join us for a captivating evening (Wednesday February 28, 2024) where YOU become the detective, tasked with discovering the story behind three lost souls in Arizona's Superstition Mountains. GSI: Superstition Mountains is an immersive murder mystery experience that will not only entertain you, but give you practical genetic genealogy skills you can use in your own family history research.

What to Expect:

  • Engaging Plot-line: Immerse yourself in a brand-new narrative crafted just for GSI by popular author Nathan Dylan Goodwin that unfolds with every clue you uncover. Each twist and turn will keep you on the edge of your seat.

  • Hands-On Experience: Put your investigative skills to the test as you examine evidence, decode cryptic messages, and engage in interactive activities designed to propel you closer to the truth.

  • Expert Guidance: Our experienced facilitators will provide guidance, ensuring you make the most of this unique learning opportunity. They'll be there to offer hints and tips when you need them.

  • Commemorative Keepsakes: Take home mementos that serve as reminders of this unforgettable experience, including an official tote bag, pencil, and clue pack.

Who Should Attend:

  • GSI: Superstition is perfect for anyone with a penchant for solving puzzles, a curiosity for true crime, or a love for immersive experiences. Whether you're a seasoned detective or a first-time sleuth, an expert genetic genealogist, or a complete newbie, this event promises an unforgettable adventure.

Uncover the Secrets of the Superstition Mountains:

  • Put on your investigator's hat and delve into the cutting-edge techniques of Investigative Genetic Genealogy. Learn to decipher genetic clusters and construct family trees, just like the experts. Piece together the puzzle and unveil the identities of the victims while tracking down the elusive perpetrator.

  • Step into the shoes of a seasoned investigator, tasked with unraveling the baffling case of three bodies discovered amidst the rugged terrain of the Superstition Mountains. As a participant, you'll be thrust into a world of abandoned families, missing persons, and neighborhood killers where keen observation, sharp deductive skills, and innovative Investigative Genetic Genealogy techniques will be your most potent tools. But don’t worry! We will teach you all the skills you need to be successful. Can you identify the three Superstition Mountains “John and Jane Does” AND work out who their killer was?

Join Us for an Unforgettable Experience:

  • Unearth the secrets concealed within the Superstition Mountains and embark on a journey that combines the thrill of a murder mystery with the intellectual challenge of genetic genealogy. Book your spot today and be prepared to unlock the mysteries of GSI: Superstition Mountains.


  • The venue location is TBC


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Any further questions? Visit our FAQs page, where there is a dedicated section for GSI: Superstition Mountains.

NEW On-Demand version coming soon!

NEW On-Demand version coming soon!

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