Investigative Genetic Genealogy

Investigative Genetic Genealogy (IGG) is a technique that combines genetic testing with traditional genealogical research to generate investigative leads in unsolved violent crimes. Given our expertise in forensic genetics and investigation, the Wisconsin Identity Resolution Team (WiscIR), which includes members from the Division of Forensic Sciences (DFS) and the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), can offer guidance and act as liaisons to agencies seeking these services. Additionally, WiscIR has funding available for IGG if the case meets the necessary requirements during internal review.  WiscIR recommendations for evaluating IGG eligibility and services can be found on WILENET.  


Contact Information 

Please contact the WiscIR for IGG guidance or assistance at   or  for specific DFS case inquiries.