Transform Your Passion into a Profession

Our Forensic Genetic Genealogy Certificate Program Includes:

  • Comprehensive curriculum

  • Live instruction

  • Internship opportunities

  • Business marketing support and resume building

Individualized guidance from a seasoned professional in the field

Self-paced structure lets you take control of your learning journey

Real-world exercises build confidence in your abilities

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Accelerate your journey to genetic genealogy

Why You Need To Learn From The Best

Genetic genealogy is an emerging field and the standards and requirements to work in the field are also emerging. So, the apprentice model of learning is the most desirable approach if you want to land a job in the field or start your own consulting business.

That means learning from the best - people who are in the trenches.

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Hi, I'm Christine Burke.

I'm a working Forensic Genetic Genealogist helping police departments solve cases using forensic genetic genealogy.

My Background: I began my career in law enforcement as a patrol officer, a major case detective, and sergeant. Later, I served as an instructor, a member of the DUI task force, and on the high-risk warrants, dignitary protection and prisoner transport teams.  Since 2008, I've been the owner of a private investigation agency and in my career, conducted hundreds of investigations.

Genetic Genealogy Expertise: I've been a professional genetic genealogist since 2017. In 2021, I began supporting local and national police agencies as a Forensic Genetic Genealogist and am the Director of the Forensic Genetic Genealogy Center.  I also donate significant amounts of time providing free forensic genetic genealogy investigations.

The Certificate Program: As an active Forensic Genetic Genealogist, I created the Forensic Genetic Genealogy Certificate Program to help people like you get the best training available to help you pursue your passion. There's no one better to put you through the paces and teach you everything you need to know about this exciting emerging field that's in high demand. Join the waitlist and get started today!

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Suzanne A.
I believe I’m truly qualified to take on Forensic Genetic Genealogy cases after taking Christine’s certificate program. We worked through so many real-world assignments and I got Christine’s personalized feedback on what I did correctly and what I missed. I can’t emphasize enough how helpful that was.

I believe I can now work competently as an independent contractor or in-house at a police department or medical examiner’s office. I am so grateful to have this skill set and knowledge so that I can grow this “second half” career and feel like I’m making a difference in the work that I’m going to do.

Student Success Stories


One of our students, Annie, was immediately accepted into the Department of Defense DPPA program to identify unknown remains of soldiers after earning her certificate.


Another student had not yet completed the program and got an offer to head up the genetic genealogy program for the State Police.

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The Forensic Genetic Genealogy Certificate Program

Top-Notch Instructor

In order to build your skillset to help police departments and medical examiner’s offices solve cases, you don’t want to learn from someone who has book knowledge only. Or who has never worked in the field. You need to learn from one of the Forensic Genetic Genealogy industry’s best. Christine has solved cases in just a few hours and she actively work with law enforcement agencies across the country.

Self-Paced Program

We’ve designed the program so that you can work through the lessons as quickly or slowly as you need. If you have a family or a full-time job, you’ll be able to go at a pace that works best for your situation.

Real-World Exercises

Because Christine is an active Forensic Genetic Genealogist, you’ll be working on real-world cases that she’s solved. This kind of experience is unmatched and will help you quickly put the skills you’re learning to the test. It’ll also give you a portfolio of cases you’ve solved when you’re interviewing for a job.

1:1 Coaching

Christine offers live one-on-one coaching in a group setting, access through instant messaging, and video feedback on assignments.

Internship Opportunities

Students who excel will be invited to help Christine work on active cases. She may also recommend you to work on real projects while you’re in training. After graduation, students may be invited to work at Christine’s Forensic Center.

Business Building & Job Placement Guidance

Once you’ve completed the program, Christine offers assistance with building your resume to effectively position yourself in the market.

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Kara R.
"As I was looking into genetic genealogy programs, Christine’s program stood out because of her rich background in law enforcement. Her knowledge of court proceedings and investigation techniques, as well as her experience working in the field, sealed the deal for me.

Christine has a no-nonsense approach to her coursework and her instruction. She boils information down to its essence and gets to the point. Her twice monthly live calls keep us up to date on current events and give us the assistance that we need on our assignments.

In addition, Christine’s platform for her instruction has one area for the class modules and one area for class members (as well as Christine) to post current articles, share ideas, and ask questions. Christine is also readily available via the chat function on her platform.

When I initially messaged her to show interest in the program, she answered me within two hours on a Sunday morning. Her communication and attention to detail is second to none, and the value that I have gotten from the course is unparalleled."

Make an Informed Decision For Your Future

Understanding what’s needed in the field is complicated because it’s an emerging field. Right now, law enforcement entities don’t require a traditional degree (because this isn’t scientific or laboratory work) and they are looking for civilians to fill these genetic genealogy roles.

Forensic Genetic Genealogy is research.  And I can give you the skills you need to perform the tasks that law enforcement around the country need to outsource NOW.  See the chart below to compare our certificate program to others.

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Inside the program:

Forensic Genetic Genealogy

Core Instruction

174 video & audio lessons

•Genealogy foundations

•Genetics foundations

•Biological family casework

•Law enforcement casework

•Privacy, ethics, & psychology

•Expert report writing

•Resume preparation, client skills, and interviewing

•Weekly, live group Q&A Zoom sessions w/ Christine

•Certificate of completion

•Meet the application standards for the Forensic Genetic Genealogy FGG®

Real-World Competency

6 practical assignments

•Harness the power of tree building software

•Use genealogical records location and interpretation

•Learn accurate person identification

•Identify most recent common ancestors (MRCA)

Capstone Project: a final project demonstrating your ability to find and document an unknown person from start to finish

Real-Time Feedback

and live support

•Optional live weekly group Q & A zoom sessions with Christine

•Personalized, real-time video feedback on assignments

•Access to an exclusive community for program students only where you can get help from other members, and receive timely bonus trainings and motivational videos.

100% Money-Back Guarantee

When you purchase our program, you have 48 hours to review the curriculum, check out the community, and decide if it's the right course for you. If not, shoot us a message, within the time-frame and we'll gladly issue a refund.

Giving Back Through Our Enduring Service Program

Proceeds from this course help make a difference in countless lives across the U.S.

The Enduring Service (™) program helps to fund Christine and the work she donates to law enforcement agencies. She provides training for agencies that lose a hero in the line of duty free of charge. She also performs genetic genealogy investigation for agencies at no cost. In some instances, she’ll be on a case for over a year, doing investigative work for free.

Tuition helps to pay it forward and solve otherwise unsolvable cases.

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Does This Program Help Me Get A Job?

As mentioned above, this is an emerging field. There aren’t currently hard and fast requirements to do this job. If you can show that you know how to do the work, law enforcement agencies are hiring. 

What Are The Requirements To Take The Program?

There are no requirements, just your paid tuition. We've had completely inexperienced students who just want to help and experienced genealogists and genetic genealogists who have worked as Search Angels. All you need is a desire to learn!

How Does This Compare To College Courses?

Our Certificate program is similar to a trade school. You'll gain experience and technical skills in genetic genealogy and there are no prerequisites required – like some colleges or universities. Our class also includes real-world cases and offers an internship, giving you demonstrable experience and support as you transition to the real world so you are comfortable with your skills and your direction.

How Long Does It Take To Finish The Program?

The program is self-paced, so you can go at your own speed. We typically see students complete the learning in two to four months. We have students that have attended full-time and also those that are working a regular job or caring for family at home. It's totally up to you!

How Do I Get Support If I Need Help?

You are NOT in this alone! We have monthly (optional) live group video calls with your instructor. You’ll be invited to a private community where you can get support from other current students, the instructor, and our graduates. We also offer email support and an in-school messaging system.

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