Forensic genetic genealogist Allison Peacock brings passion, skills, and front line experience to law enforcement agencies and the families of victims in order to facilitate closure on cold cases. She also works selected cases for individuals who want to learn more about who their ancestors are.

Allison has also written about, taught, and practiced energy medicine based on earth-honoring indigenous wisdom and the principles of narrative neuroscience. Her most popular classes and lectures have been on ancestral and cultural healing.

A graduate of Y Combinator Startup School, 2019 cohort, Peacock spent most of 2021 developing case handling systems, operational tactics and managing a team of genetic genealogy investigators to further the vision of forensic pioneer, Dr. Colleen Fitzpatrick.

Family History Detectives® leverages front line experience in forensic genetic genealogy for both law enforcement and families who have genetic mysteries to solve.

Mysteries we can solve

  • Unidentified remains cases (John, Jane, and Infant Does)
  • Violent crime suspect identifications
  • Your unknown parentage (adoptions, affairs)
  • Your ancestors’ parental mysteries

What we care about

We believe in the incredible true stories that can be told through genetic genealogy.

Technology used wisely has the potential for solving genetic mysteries and building authentic connections between law enforcement and victims, new family and old.

A Bit About Us

As I was working on my family tree, I understood the strange communion of destiny that linked me to my ancestors. I had the strong feeling that I was under the influence of events and problems left incomplete and unresolved by my parents, my grandparents, and my other ancestors.  — Carl Jung

Family History Detectives® believes that everyone deserves to know who they are and where they come from. It is a basic human right.

The power of genealogy to illuminate the truth.

Genealogy is not just for learning more about your great grandfather, although it is certainly that. Genetic genealogy combines the age old paper trail with new discoveries in DNA technology. The end result? Unknown persons are no longer unknown. From unknown parentage and adoptions, to violent crime and unidentified remains cold cases, answers are just a lab test away.

Our founder’s 3rd great grandfather, Rufus Walstein Williams, a lumberman and merchant in Holly Springs, Arkansas, shown with his second wife, Miriam Amanda Henrietta Adline Key. (Circa 1900)

The Origins of FHD

Izzy’s Story

Once upon a time there was a precious little girl named Isabel-Victoria. Part 2 of the story of our founding inspiration involves the birth of a daughter. For part one, click here.


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