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Resources for the 1921 Tulsa Identification Project

Below are videos and documents to better understand our process and the use of DNA in the project.


Introduction to the Genetic Genealogy Research Process

A video created by our Genealogy Team, this video goes into deeper explanation regarding the genetic genealogy process including the DNA databases we use, finding common ancestors and how you can help aid this work.

More Information on the Genealogical Process

A video created by the City of Tulsa, this video helps explain the overall process.

Click here to learn more about our process, members of our team, ways to upload your DNA and more. For more detailed information about the Investigative Genetic Genealogy (IGG), read our statement here.

How to Upload your DNA information to GEDmatch

If you have tested at one of the Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) companies such as Ancestry, 23 and Me, Family Tree DNA or My Heritage, you can upload your raw DNA file to GEDmatch is a free service that is not affiliated with any of the DTC DNA testing companies, but accepts DNA profiles from all of them.  


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DNA Comparison Pathways

Making the choice to share your family history and/or your DNA is a very personal decision. We understand that everyone has their own privacy concerns.  We have developed several DNA comparison pathways for community members to participate in this project which allows the freedom of choice of how private you want your information to be.
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IGG Usage Statement - Tulsa

A detailed description of how the FIGG process will be utilized in the Tulsa Graves Investigation

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Law Enforcement Cases &
Genetic Genealogy Databases

Understanding how Law Enforcement (LE) interacts with authorized public DNA databases is important when choosing your privacy settings. Currently, LE only has access to two of these databases and only to DNA in which a user has given permission for their DNA to be used in the identification of unidentified remains and/or in criminal investigations.

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DNA Management Plan for Individuals

Individuals who are DNA testing for comparison to unidentified remains can use this guide to learn more about managing their DNA

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