2015 Forensic Genealogy Institute Registration Opens September 9, 2014, at 1 pm EST
FGI 2015 Set to Be the Largest Offering of Forensic Genealogy Training to Date
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dallas, Texas – September 8, 2014 – Registration for the fourth annual Forensic Genealogy Institute (FGI) opens tomorrow, September 9, 2014, at 1 pm EST online at www.forensicgenealogists.org/
institute. With 100 seats available to registrants, FGI 2015
will be the largest-ever offering of forensic genealogy for intermediate and
· Advanced Genetic Genealogy and Unknown-Parentage Cases
· Forensic Genealogy Master Practicum
The “Advanced Genetic Genealogy and Unknown-Parentage Cases” course applies DNA and traditional genealogical research to uncovering the genetic heritage of individuals with unknown parentage. This area of forensic research is expanding rapidly, and genealogists who can use DNA to successfully address unknown-parentage cases are in great demand. Enrollment is limited to 60 students.The “Forensic Genealogy Master Practicum” offers hands-on experience in researching various types of forensic cases, working with clients (including interviews and contracts), writing forensic reports or affidavits (students will write three reports), and participating in or observing a mock trial to defend a forensic report. Enrollment is limited to 40 students.
Courses are expected to fill, so early registration is encouraged at www.forensicgenealogists.org/
Established in 2011, the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) is a business league with a professional membership dedicated to the advancement of forensic genealogy, which is research, analysis, and reporting in cases with legal implications. CAFG promotes high standards of professional and ethical conduct, provides education and training opportunities, and assists in professional development though mentorship, full membership, credentialing, and awarding of fellowships. Learn more at www.forensicgenealogists.org.