Intermountain Forensics is thrilled to announce Alison Wilde officially joining our team as our new Director of Forensic Investigative Genetic Genealogy! For those of you who have been following our work for a while, particularly our Tulsa DNA Project, Alison will be a familiar figure to you. She has spoken at numerous conferences including being a featured presenter at ISHI in 2022 and in 2023. Alison is a natural collaborator having trained and mentored many other genetic genealogists, as well as leading several teams of genetic genealogists working on forensic/investigative cases. As the genealogy research coordinator with our Tulsa DNA Project, which is seeking to identify remains from possible graves dating to the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, Alison has done phenomenal work coordinating the investigation with our genetic genealogy partner agencies.
Going into her tenth year of genetic genealogy work and with a proven track record of unknown subject identification using 3rd to 5th cousin level (25-60 cM) relationships, Alison Wilde is a distinguished professional in the field of Forensic Investigative Genetic Genealogy. She is the creator of the SCREEN, AP-SCREEN, L-SCREEN and Lock/Key/Pin methodologies for verifying and identifying biological family using autosomal DNA matches. She is an expert in GEDmatch PRO, FamilyTreeDNA, Y-DNA (STR and SNP), mtDNA and atDNA suspect/birth family identification, chromosome mapping/painting, multiple target/theory comparison and analysis. She is frequently contacted for mentoring and consultation on these items, as well as for her knowledge of Kintelligence and traditional genealogy research strategies.
Prior to officially moving to Intermountain Forensics as our FIGG Director, Alison has managed her own genetic genealogy research company. She also has been the program coordinator for the Genetic Genealogy team at the Cold Case Coalition, the organization that originally founded Intermountain Forensics. Much of Alison’s time with us will be spent working on the Tulsa DNA Project and the development of genetic genealogy trainings for law enforcement as part of the Emmett Till Cold Case Investigations and Prosecution Program of which we are a grant sub-recipient with the City of Tulsa. Please join us today in welcoming Alison!