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FIGG Foundational Workshop (Suffolk County, NY) - 12 Hours

  • Tuesday, April 02, 2024
  • 8:00 AM
  • Wednesday, April 03, 2024
  • 12:00 PM
  • Suffolk County Police Academy - 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, New York 11717


  • Suffolk County Law Enforcement attendees only.

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Forensic Investigative Genetic Genealogy Workshop (12 Hours)

Suffolk County Law Enforcement

April 2-3, 2024

The IHIA will present a 1.5 day training workshop with experts in the field of Forensic Investigative Genetic Genealogy, specifically designed for law enforcement in Suffolk County. 

(This workshop is for for Suffolk County law enforcement only)

This training will focus on:

DNA in 1990's and DNA in 2024 (What's available now vs. before)
Dawn of FIGG (Changes in the last 6 years)
GEDmatch vs. GEDmatch PRO
Four (4) steps to get FIGG started today
FIGG (Match lists, Family Trees, Public Records, Reference Tests, Identification)
Common myths and misunderstanding about FIGG
Case review(s)
No one left behind, Q&A Session
Thinking about other "New DNA Technologies" (Rapid DNA, M-Vac Systems, Dealing with Mixture)
The Next Steps with FIGG

This workshop is being held at the:

Suffolk County Police Academy

1001 Crooked Hill Road

Brentwood, NY 11717

Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.  

Any attendees who are not already a member of IHIA will also receive a free membership for a year.

If you have any questions regarding registration process or general information, contact IHIA Executive Director Lt. Steve Lewis (ret.), slewis@ihia.org, (540) 898-7898

Local contact is Suffolk County Police Lt. Kevin Beyrer, kevin.beyrer@suffolkcountyny.gov, (631) 852-6390

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