CAFG Forensic Genealogy Blog
Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) has set the dates for the 2015 Forensic Genealogy Institute. Foundations in Forensic Genealogy will be March 23-25. The advanced track will be March 26-28. The annual Institute is held at the Dallas Wyndham Love Field. More details will be announced soon.
On March 2, CAFG added five seats to the Advanced Track to meet the high demand for the course. Those additional seats filled within two hours of the social media announcements. CAFG is now accepting wait list registrations for the Advanced Track and full registrations for the Foundations in Forensic Genealogy. Only a few seats remain in Foundations. Foundations is a prerequisite for the advanced course. Those who attend Foundations this year will be eligible for the next Advanced.
The Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy is pleased to announce that 4 additional seats have been added for the Advanced Track of the Forensic Genealogy Institute, March 27-29 in Dallas. Part of what appeals to people about an institute vs a conference is the small class size and opportunities for individual interaction. The Forensic Genealogy Institute offers access to all the instructors, all day during the Institute.
The Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy is pleased to announce that the latest edition of Forensic Genealogy News is now available.
- An update on the March 2014 CAFG Institute, including speaker's bios
- Essays from two new members on why they chose to join CAFG
This session will provide an overview of the forensic processes used by the Department of Defense from archival research and field operations to the scientific methodologies employed by the Central Identification Laboratory in establishing the identifications of missing service members from Vietnam, Korea, and World War II.
2. The Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory: DNA In the Identification Process
This session will provide an overview of the use of Deoxyribonucleic Acid in the identification of human remains. This will include discussions on current death case identifications to the identification of missing personnel from prior conflicts. It will present information on typing methods, current capabilities as well as the relevance of family reference specimens in the identification process.