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CAFG Announces New Officers

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Announcement | Comments Off on CAFG Announces New Officers

The Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy is pleased to announce its newly elected officers: President Helen Haldeman Daglas Vice President Dee Dee King Secretary Charles A. McGee Treasurer Juli Whittaker Director & Newsletter Editor Janice M. Sellers The Board is looking forward to building on the progress of last year with the emphasis focused on CAFG’s mission. Goals for the upcoming year include New and improved FGI – bringing back Foundations Promoting CAFG Developing webinars Website makeover The Board welcomes all...

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Response to Daily News heir search story

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Response to Daily News heir search story

On May 15 the New York Daily News published an exclusive story titled “Genealogist who helps heirs obtain fortunes in estate cases accused of using forged documents.” Stories like this have been published over the last few years as some heir searchers’ and heir search firms’ practices and ethics have become the focus of complaints and investigations. Heir searchers generally charge on a contingent fee basis; ethical forensic genealogists never charge on a percentage fee basis. The questionable practices and ethics of heir searchers were among...

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Congratulations to our Scholarship Winners

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Institute, News | Comments Off on Congratulations to our Scholarship Winners

The Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) offers two $225 scholarships to the Annual Forensic Genealogy Institute (FGI). The scholarships are intended to lighten the financial burden of continuing education and give forensic genealogists the opportunity to advance their skill set. This year’s Institute will be held March 7-9, 2017, at the Menger Hotel at the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. CAFG is pleased to announce that Charlene Scotese of Ohio and Susan Brook of Idaho are this years’ scholarship winners. FGI 2017 will...

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CAFG Announces Scholarship

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in News | Comments Off on CAFG Announces Scholarship

The Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) is now accepting applications for TWO $225 scholarships to the 6th Annual Forensic Genealogy Institute (FGI), to be held March 7-9, 2017, at The Menger Hotel at the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. Registration is now open at http://www.forensicgenealogists.org/institute/. Tuition for each course is $450, and the scholarships cover 50% of that fee. The scholarships to FGI 2017 are intended to lighten the financial burden of continuing education. CAFG wants to give forensic...

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Find a Roommate for FGI

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016 in Institute | 3 comments

Looking for ways to offset costs of the Forensic Genealogy Institute, March 7-9, 2017? Why not share a hotel room with a fellow FGI attendee? Hotel Details FGI attendees can stay at the Menger Hotel for the discounted room-rate of $139 plus tax (about 16.75%) per night. This price is good for single or double occupancy – and rooms with 2 double-sized beds are available. Staying with a roommate decreases the per-night cost to just $69.50 plus tax! Roommate-Finding Forum If you are seeking a roommate, consider using the comments’ section below...

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CAFG Board of Directors Announces Election Results

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in Announcement | Comments Off on CAFG Board of Directors Announces Election Results

The CAFG Board of Directors is pleased to announce the results of both the December 2015 Board of Directors and the January 2016 Officers elections. The board has five members: Juli Whittaker, Sheila Benedict, Bethany Waterbury, Charles McGee, and Helen Daglas. The officers elected at the January 2016 board meeting are: Juli Whittaker, President; Sheila Benedict, Vice-President; Bethany Waterbury, Secretary; Charles McGee, Treasurer. The board wishes to thank the immediate Past-President, Leslie Lawson, for her years of service as President...

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Find a Roommate for FGI

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in Institute | 6 comments

Looking for ways to offset costs of the Forensic Genealogy Institute, March 10-12, 2016? Why not share a hotel room with a fellow FGI attendee? Hotel Details FGI attendees can stay at the Menger hotel for the discounted room-rate of $135 plus tax (about 16.75%) per night. This price is good for single or double occupancy – and rooms with 2 queen-sized beds are available. Staying with a roommate decreases the per-night cost to just $67.50 plus tax! Roommate-Finding Forum If you are seeking a roommate, consider using the comments’ section below...

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Introducing Donna D. Downing

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in New Member | Comments Off on Introducing Donna D. Downing

Donna D. Downing has over 20 years of experience as a genealogy researcher. She has developed her skills in Forensic Genealogy by working with oil and gas companies and attorneys on in-depth mineral and surface title projects. Aside from determining ownership of these titles, Donna handles title curative resolutions, and conducts probate and family research. Newly associated with CAFG, Donna is also a member of APG, NGS, AAPL, and TALI. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in legal studies at Texas Wesleyan University, has a paralegal...

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Introducing Charles “Chuck” McGee

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in New Member | Comments Off on Introducing Charles “Chuck” McGee

Charles “Chuck” McGee has been a genealogy researcher since 2000, and a professional genealogist since 2011. He has done family research from South Africa to Germany to California–both personally and for clients–and most recently has been involved in several forensic genealogy cases, which he prefers. Aside from forensics, Chuck is particularly interested in military research, lineage societies and the American Revolutionary War. Chuck is a member of APG, NGS, and several state and local genealogy societies. He is a...

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CAFG Membership Discount Extended Until April 30 – No Sponsor Needed!

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Announcement | Comments Off on CAFG Membership Discount Extended Until April 30 – No Sponsor Needed!

CAFG Membership Discount Extended Until April 30 – No Sponsor Needed! CAFG offers a membership special each year at the Forensic Genealogy Institute. Attendees who have successfully completed the Master Practicum or the Advanced Genetic Genealogy and Unknown Parentage Cases courses may apply for membership at a $25 discount. Membership is normally $110 per year; it is $85 with the discount. One of the many benefits of CAFG membership is early and discounted registration to future FGIs. This discount has been extended through April 30th for...

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