For Immediate Release – Grant from the Elie Wiesel Jewish Studies Center, Boston University

By |2016-11-07T16:42:13-08:00November 7th, 2016|

The Center for Professional Education at Boston University has been awarded a competitive grant from Jewish Cultural Endowment Fund of the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies to hold a one-day workshop "Holocaust Survival and Reunion Stories:  Separating Fact from Fiction Using Genealogical Research Techniques". The workshop will be conducted by internationally recognized forensic genealogist Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD, founder of Identifinders International.  Dr. Fitzpatrick will focus on stories of child survivors and their efforts to connect with their birth families, covering five topics:  Introduction to Holocaust Research Discerning the True from the False when the Impossible is the Norm The Mascot - A Holocaust Literary Fraud? Holocaust Archives and Repositories Who Am I?  What [...]

Calendar of Upcoming Events

By |2016-10-02T19:11:19-07:00October 2nd, 2016|

Calendar October 2016 through March 2017  October 20, 2016 2:30 pm Forensic Genealogy:  The Database Detective 6:30 pm The Secrets of Abraham Lincoln's DNA The Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts & the Chicopee Public Library Chicopee Public Library 449 Front Street, Chicopee, MA  01013 Contact: Barbara Kulig bkulig@charter.net ***** October 22, 2016 1:45 - 3:00 pm Six Degrees of Separation 3:30 - 4:45 A Different Kind of DNA Talk The Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast Contact: Diane Sepanski szepanski3@cox.net (860) 919-6333 ***** October 24, 2016 Forensic Genealogy West Virginia Department of Forensics and Investigative Science 208 Oglebay Hall P.O. Box 6121 Morgantown, WV 26506-6121 ***** January 18, 2017 7:00 pm Eastern Standard [...]

Special Projects

By |2010-11-26T22:40:13-08:00November 26th, 2010|

July 2010      Consultant, Elmer Crawford Murder Case, Melbourne, Victoria                               Police Department -    Assisted Melbourne law enforcement in locating a mitochondrial DNA reference in                 Ireland and Australia for fugitive killer Elmer Crawford who murdered his wife and               three children in 1970 in Australia, to establish whether or not a look-alike drifter in             Texas was Crawford. (He was not.)  See Identifinders Blog entries August 29-                       [...]

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