Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Registration Open for 2014 Forensic Genealogy Institute

[Below is a press release for the Forensic Genealogy Institute registration. The advanced track is new. I attended the "Foundations" section last year, and would be happy to answer any questions about it. Here is a recap of my experience.  --A.]

Registration for the Forensic Genealogy Institute is open at  http://www.forensicgenealogists.org/forensic-genealogy-institute.html

Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy is pleased to announce they will offer two courses at the 2014 Forensic Genealogy Institute at the Wyndham Love Field Hotel in Dallas, Texas.  "Foundations in Forensic Genealogy" will be held from Monday 24 March through Wednesday 26 March 2014.  Foundations is designed as a basis for the study of forensic genealogy.  It assumes the student has an intermediate or advanced level of understanding in genealogical research and explores the forensic genealogy landscape, application of forensic genealogical techniques to research, and career paths available to forensic genealogists.  It is a prerequisite course of study to the advanced level courses.

"Advanced Forensic Evidence Analysis" will be held from Thursday 27 March through Saturday 29 March 2014. New in 2014, this year's Advanced program will explore in-depth a number of applications of forensic genealogy to include the development and use of DNA in solving forensic genealogy problems, the repatriation process of military remains presented by the U.S. Department of Defense, forensic genealogy in mineral rights cases, and forensic document analysis.  These topics, along with others still being formulated, will be "hands on" discussions, case studies, and workshops.

Further information is available at  http://www.forensicgenealogists.com/forensic-genealogy-institute.html


  1. Hi Amy, thanks for sharing this Press release. I had missed your earlier posts about attending the Foundations course. I think that's great you attended. This is definitely on my "to do" list! Are you planning to do some of this stuff in your professional career?

    1. Ginger, I might do that. One thing I like about this group is that after you finish the institute, they welcome you in to their community. There are volunteer and mentor opportunities to hone skills and get your forensic genealogy career launched. CAFG is by far my favorite professional genealogy group.

    2. So glad to hear Amy! One of my ProGen group members took the class last year and she really liked it. That's how I heard about it. I follow Dee Dee King's facebook page too. Well maybe I'll see you at the next institute!