Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New Forensic Genealogy Institute

Next week will be the first session of the new Forensic Genealogy Institute sponsored by the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy. According to the Council "Forensic genealogy is research,  analysis, and reporting in cases with legal implications."

This institute will be held October 25-72, 2013 at the Wyndham Dallas Love Field in Texas. The students will receive 20 hours of hands-on instruction in those two and a half days including practice working on a an actual forensic case study from beginning to end. Participation is limited to 30 students, and this session is sold out, but you can sign up to be on the priority list for the next session (possibly in April 2013) on the Forensic Genealogy Institute website.

The classes will include the following topics:

Introduction to Forensic Research 

Forensic Research Skills
Legal and Ethical Considerations 
The Role of the Forensic Genealogist
Business Aspects   

Faculty of the Institute include noted genealogists:

Michael Ramage, J.D., Certified Genealogist (sm)  
Leslie Brinkley Lawson, Forensic Genealogist
Kelvin L. Meyers, Forensic Genealogist
Dee Dee King, Certified Genealogist, Forensic Genealogist
Teaching Assistant -- Catherine W. Desmarais, M.Ed., Certified Genealogist
Special Guest Speaker -- Debbie Parker Wayne, Certified Genealogist
Special Guest Speaker -- Pamela Boyer Sayre, Certified Genealogist, Certified Genealogical Lecturer

I look forward to hearing from attendees how they like this new genealogy institute.

1 comment:

  1. One of many happy campers: