|Michael S. Ramage at CAFG 2013|
The CAFG – Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy‘s 2nd Forensic Genealogy Institute took place last week in Dallas, Texas and I had the privilege in attending.
CAFG uses this definition: “Forensic Genealogy is genealogical research, analysis and reporting in cases with legal implications.”
The faculty were some of, if not the best in the forensic genealogy field. Leslie Brinkley Lawson, Michael S. Ramage, Dee Dee King, Kevin L. Meyers and Debbie Parker Wayne were well prepared and had extensive experience and knowledge that they willingly shared with a class full of eager participants.
We started with an overview of all the types of cases that a forensic genealogist may be involved in. Cases like:
- Real Estate and Rights of Way
- Mineral rights
- Citizenship and Immigration
- Capital mitigation
- Military repatriation
- Unidentified and unclaimed persons
- Cold Cases